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

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

Slow Go on Mid-Atlantic Drug Reform in Kentucky

Kentucky has begun initial consideration of the reforms through its Equine Drug Research Council. Read More

Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators. Read More

Equine Veterinarian Pryor Dies

Peter Pryor, DVM, who worked at a veterinarian at Lane's End Farm, has died; He was 58. Read More

Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program. Read More

Owners Again Support Medication-Free Horse Racing

Many of horse racing's top owners again pledged to race their 2-year-olds without race-day medication. Read More

Thoroughbred Stallion Unbridled's Song Euthanized

He was euthanized due to an inoperable mass in multiple sinus cavities and around his optic nerves. Read More

Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs. Read More

Small Fine for Racehorse Trainer after Horse's Death

The trainer who failed to report a horse death received a penalty similar to those for medication violations. Read More

Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. Read More

Study: Salix Administration Can Lead to Calcium Imbalance

Horses receiving Salix had difficulty replenishing their calcium levels 72 hours after drug administration. Read More

Reported Equine Deaths Exceed 150 in Oklahoma

More than 150 horses reportedly perished in the tornadoes that hit Moore and the Oklahoma City area May 20. Read More

Still No Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules in Triple Crown

While horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, inconsistencies remain. Read More