Masochistic DQ’d From Breeders’ Cup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2016) – This is an update of complaints, stewards’ rulings, and Board decisions involving Class 1, 2, and 3 medication violations and other significant matters.

Pursuant to CHRB Rule 1589.5, the CHRB has filed a complaint asking the Santa Anita stewards to disqualify Masochistic from his second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and redistribute his share of the purse ($255,000) based on positive test findings for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

On November 5, 2016, Masochistic, trained by Ron Ellis, finished second in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park (the Breeders’ Cup Sprint). Post-race blood and urine samples taken from Masochistic were analyzed by the Maddy Laboratory at U.C. Davis and found to contain the Class 3 drug stanozolol and its metabolite 16-hydroxy stanozolol. Split-sample results received from Industrial Laboratory on December 16 confirmed the presence of stanozolol and/or its metabolite 16-hydroxy stanozolol in both blood and urine samples. Accordingly, a hearing to disqualify Masochistic and redistribute the purse is scheduled with the stewards at Santa Anita Park on December 30, 2016.

The CHRB investigation into this matter is ongoing.