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

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

Digging Deeper into Breeders' Cup Lasix Study

Study shows horses who previously had not raced on furosemide fared well in Breeders' Cup juvenile races. Read More

Furosemide-Free BC Juveniles Show Few EIPH Cases

Furosemide-free juveniles at the Breeders' Cup had fewer, less severe instances of EIPH than other juveniles. Read More

Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. Read More

House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety. Read More

Speakers Selected for Congressional Horse Racing Hearing

A diverse group of speakers will gather to discuss integrity and safety in a hearing scheduled for Nov. 21. Read More

Congressional Hearing on Horse Racing Scheduled

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on horse racing safety and integrity for Nov. 21. Read More