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 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

Owner Files Suit Over Racehorse's Catastrophic Injury

The owner claims negligence led to the catastrophic injury of his horse during a 2012 race at Belmont Park. Read More

Hawthorne EHV-1 Quarantine Could be Lifted in January

The EHV-1 quarantine could be lifted around Jan. 10, track officials say. Read More

Horse Racing Medication Reform Takes Major Step

Many leaders believe sweeping medication reform could become a reality in early 2013. Read More

KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

The changes are designed to prevent mistakes in Salix administration prior to races. Read More

EHV-1 Impacts Hawthorne Race Course Horsemen's Plans

A Nov. 26 positive EHV-1 test extends the Hawthorne quarantine until at least Dec. 24. Read More

Hawthorne Race Course Continues to Deal with EHV-1

Three Hawthorne horses have died since the start of the outbreak last month. Read More

Race-Day Salix Errors Frustrate Kentucky Horsemen

Salix administration mistakes have led to at least two horses being scratched from races this month. Read More

Education, Communication Can Improve Racehorse Safety

Educating trainers about the warning signs of catastrophic injury can help improve equine safety. Read More

EHV Confirmed at Hawthorne Racecourse

At least one horse has died and at least one more has contracted the disease. Read More

Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections Help Keep Horses Safe

Pre-race inspections also communicate a message to horsemen that equine safety is a priority, one vet says. Read More