CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis’ Settlement Proposal: Bloodhorse 12/22/17

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Ellis' attorney, Steve Schwartz, said Dec. 20 that a settlement offer had been made to

Aggressive Drug Testing Implemented in Advance of Breeders’ Cup: VSin.Com 08/08/17

By: Ron Flatter LAS VEGAS — It started with drug tests that led to the disqualification of a Breeders’ Cup runner-up after last year’s races. Now whispers that the championships have already started their expanded out-of-competition drug tests have been confirmed. A Breeders’ Cup executive said during the weekend that horses that are considered contenders

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup: Blood-Horse 5/25/17

By: Jeremy Balan In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships. The proposal submitted to the CHRB Thursday at Santa Anita Park asked for

End-of-Season Ratings Rules Changed after Masochistic Mishap: Racing Post 5/21/17

By: Howard Wright in Washington Horses disqualified after testing positive for a prohibited substance will be barred from the official annual end-of-season ratings, the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, produced by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. The decision was taken by the IFHA executive council in Washington and revealed by chairman Louis Romanet at the

Delaware Commission Moves Foward with Medication Rule Updates: THA Racing.Com 3/9/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has published several rule modifications, including those related to out-of-competition testing and the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System, and is poised to adopt them in April following a mandatory 30-day public comment period. The DTRC took the action during its March 8 meeting. The next meeting is

The New Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule: What You Need to Know: THA Racing.Com 1/15/17

By: Alan Foreman During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016. The new rule was the product of an extensive collaborative effort by industry organizations, regulators, regulatory attorneys and the scientific

Breeders’ Cup Bans Ellis, Masochistic in 2017: Blood-Horse 1/10/17

By: BloodHorse Staff Breeders' Cup has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to its prohibited substance rule and convicted trainer rule. As a result of the issuance of a ruling by the Santa Anita Park board of stewards disqualifying Masochistic

Masochistic Officially Disqualified from BC Sprint: Blood-Horse 12/31/16

By: Jeremy Balan Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was officially disqualified from the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Dec. 31, following a positive post-race test for stanozolol immediately after the Nov. 5 contest. A ruling from the Santa Anita Park stewards made official what was an inevitable result following