Masochistic Retired, Headed For New Career As Trail Horse

The Blood-Horse reported this week that controversial Grade 1 winner Masochistic has been retired after a disappointing performance in the Sensational Star Stakes. The Bob Baffert trainee is destined for a new career as a trail horse after retiring sound, co-owner Will Shamlian told reporter Jeremy Balan. Masochistic made headlines after he was disqualified from […]

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Tough Sunday Scores First Stakes Win In Sunday’s Sensational Star

A switch from 6 ½ furlongs on turf to a muddy main track, five scratches and a perfect stalking trip under Joe Talamo resulted in Nick Alexander’s homebred Tough Sunday notching his first-ever stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 6-year-old full horse by Alexander’s Grazen, prevailed by one length […]

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Trainer Ron Ellis Returns To Backstretch After Suspension, Seeks Stalls

Trainer Ron Ellis has come off his 60-day suspension and is working to get stalls at Santa Anita, reports the Daily Racing Form. “I’m working on getting some stalls,” Ellis told the DRF. “We’ll see how many they give me.” Ellis’s suspension and $10,000 fine came as the result of Masochistic testing positive for the […]

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Masochistic Makes 2018 Debut In Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint

Bob Baffert’s comebacking Masochistic and Steve Miyadi’s late blooming Tough Sunday head Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo Californina Cup Sprint at six furlongs. Restricted to older horses bred or sired in California, the Cal Cup Sprint has attracted a field of six. MASOCHISTIC Owner: Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable Trainer: Bob Baffert […]

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Santa Anita: Rymska, Masochistic Scratched From American Oaks, Midnight Lute

Rymska, the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks, has been scratched from the race at Santa Anita Park. According to Bradley Weisbord, the 3-year-old Le Havre filly came up lame in her stall on Friday morning, necessitating her scratch. Plans call for Rymska to return to South Florida for further diagnostics, […]

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In First Start For Baffert, Masochistic To Face Calculator, Americanize In G3 Midnight Lute

Shrouded in controversy since his debut nearly four years ago, top sprinter Masochistic is set to make his first start since early May as he heads a field of nine 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita. Idle since distanced over a wet fast track going seven furlongs in the […]

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California Horse Racing Board Denies Ellis’ Settlement Proposal

Ron Ellis’ attorney Steve Schwartz proposed a settlement agreement to the California Horse Racing Board on Dec. 20, after the trainer was suspended 60 days for Masochistic’s positive test in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup. According to, the settlement proposed reducing his sentence to 59 days in exchange for a year’s probation; in California, a 60-day […]

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Report: Trainer Ellis Seeks One-Day Reduction In Suspension To Save Stable

Lawyers for Ron Ellis have submitted a proposal to have the trainer’s recent 60-day suspension cut back to 59 days for the purpose of keeping his stable intact, according to a report at Under California rules, a 60-day suspension requires a stable be disbanded. Attorney Steve Schwartz told the Blood-Horse the purpose of the […]

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Ellis To Be Suspended 60 Days, Fined $10,000 For Masochistic’s Breeders’ Cup Positive

Trainer Ron Ellis has officially been sanctioned for the drug positive of Masochistic in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, reports On Dec. 17, the California Horse Racing board fined him $10,000 and issued a 60-day suspension, scheduled from Jan. 1 to Mar. 1. Masochistic was found to have 30 picograms per milliliter of the anabolic steroid […]

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