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 a second place fun in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Earlier in his career, he was disqualified for an overage of acepromazine under trainer A.C. Avila.
The son of Sought After retires the winner of the G2 Pat O’Brien, G2 Triple Bend, and G1 Kona Gold.
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