Frank Angst

Frank Angst is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine. An American Horse Publications three-time winner in best news story category, Angst has covered horse racing for more than a decade. Angst spent ten years at Thoroughbred Times, where he earned awards as that magazine’s senior writer and helped launch Thoroughbred Times TODAY. Besides covering horse racing, Angst enjoys handicapping. Angst has written about sports for more than 20 years, including several seasons covering a nationally ranked Marshall Thundering Herd football team.

Articles by Frank Angst

RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

The RCI had invited the RMTC to merge with the former group's new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee. Read More

RCI Request Would Change RMTC's Current Role

The RCI has asked the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) to merge into a new RCI scientific advisory board. Read More

Indiana Reports Multiple Racehorse Medication Sanctions

The racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication-related violations. Read More

Lab Expects Kentucky Test Delays to End Soon

Lab officials blamed delays on a spike in the number of samples that required follow-up testing after initial analysis. Read More

Kentucky Drug Council Moves Toward Uniformity

The council will adopt several changes that would move Kentucky toward National Uniform Medication Program policies. Read More

Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. Read More

Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look. Read More

Racehorse Drug Testing Delays Mount, States Eye Options

A backlog of samples at a respected laboratory has prompted Indiana and Kentucky racing officials to seek other options. Read More

Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead

The 24-year-old stallion died Oct. 7 while recovering from surgery to treat neck-arthritis-related conditions. Read More

Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

Researchers recently found no link between most horses who suffer from EIPH and long-term racing performance. Read More

NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation. Read More

Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight of drug compounders. Read More

Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Furosemide

Some Thoroughbred horsemen's groups said they have not changed their stance in supporting race-day furosemide. Read More

Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't. Read More

Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces. Read More

Kentucky Veterinarian Byars Passes Away

Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, age 70, died the evening of July 7 at his Georgetown, Kentucky home. Read More

Jockey Club Urging Potential Salix Study

The study would examine the timing of Salix administration's impact on EIPH prevention. Read More

Horse Owners File Lawsuits against Wickliffe Pharmacy

The owners filed lawsuits alleging their horses were hospitalized after receiving a compounded EPM drug. Read More

California Chrome Will Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the June 7 Belmont Stakes. Read More

Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

The FDA said initial testing indicates the drug contained higher pyrimethamine levels than the label states. Read More

KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system. Read More

Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths. Read More

Bad Foot Knocks Hoppertunity from Kentucky Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert believes the colt has a bruised foot but wants to make 100% sure that is the only issue. Read More

Racing Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

At least one regulator expects the inquiry to take at least several months. Read More

Study: Lower Corticosteroid Doses Might be Beneficial

The study concluded that corticosteroid treatments' desired effects could be reached at lower dosage levels. Read More