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

NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

Unless horse racing first reaches industry consensus on medication reform, the NTRA does not expect Congress to move forward on federal legislation that would change current, state-level regulatory oversight.

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FDA Seeks Comment on Animal Drug Compounding Documents

Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns

In a 12-month period that has seen drug compounders linked to horse deaths at a training center and integrity issues at the track, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight of drug compounders.

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California Approves Third-Party Furosemide Administration

Horsemen’s Groups Circle Wagons on Furosemide

While some prominent trainers called for phasing out use of race-day furosemide in a press release Aug. 1, top horsemen’s groups throughout the country said this week they have not changed their stance in supporting use of the diuretic.

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Racehorse Summit to Address Bone Remodeling

Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

New study results show no difference in the racing career longevity between horses that experience some level of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and those that never experience the condition.

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AAEP Issues Statement on Horseracing Integrity Act

Jockey Club Urging Potential Salix Study

The Jockey Club has called on leading industry organizations to come together to conduct a study that would examine the timing of administration of Salix, the medication used to prevent or lessen the effects of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in the deaths of two Thoroughbred horses and sickening several others, an agency representative said.

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