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

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

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Donors Can Receive Orb Cap

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation donors can receive an official Orb baseball cap. Read More

Horse Death Spurs Investigation at Mountaineer Racetrack

The West Virginia Racing Commission is investigating the death of a horse in the Mountaineer receiving barn. Read More

Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

Black Onyx was scratched from the May 4 Kentucky Derby after a chip was found in his left front fetlock. Read More

Six Ky. Derby Horses Made Salix-Free Racing Debuts

All of this year's Kentucky Derby starters will receive furosemide, designed to prevent EIPH. Read More

Godolphin Racehorses Test Positive for Steroids

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has admitted to administering anabolic steroids to 11 horses. Read More

Owners Consider Suit Against Breeders' Cup on Salix

Prominent owners threatened legal action if Breeders' Cup prohibits race-day Salix at its world championships. Read More

RMTC Calls Nikethamide 'Very Dangerous Drug' for Horses

It's the first in more than a decade, but a recent positive nikethamide test has racing regulators' attention. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Shows Some Progress

Rachel Alexandra's condition remains serious but has shown some signs of progress Read More

Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday. Read More