Frank Angst

  • Kerri Radcliffe with Three Chimneys' Goncalo Torrealba at Keeneland

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Keeneland's Second Session

    A Scat Daddy colt, one of the final yearlings through the ring Sept. 12, topped the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when Kerri Radcliffe went to $950,000 to land the chestnut who was consigned by Gainesway, agent.

  • Graham Motion's legal battle over a 2015 methocarbamol positive will continue

    KHRC Appeals Ruling in Motion Methocarbamol Case

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 12 filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals of a Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court's decision that overturned a methocarbamol positive against trainer Graham Motion.

  • Jorge Navarro

    Monmouth Stewards Urge Large Fines for Gindi, Navarro

    Monmouth Park stewards have fined both owner Randal Gindi and trainer Jorge Navarro $5,000 for conduct "extremely detrimental to racing"—behavior documented in a Youtube video—and have requested that the state regulator increase the fine for both.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Kentucky Downs Believes in Pari-Mutuel Gaming

    Kentucky Downs’ takeout rates of 14% on the Pick 5 and 16% on win, place, and show wagers are among the lowest in the country. No Thoroughbred track is lower than Kentucky Downs’ 18.25% takeout on exactas and 19% takeout on trifecta wagers.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    California Takeout Increase Falls Short

    Since California lawmakers approved a takeout hike effective for the 2011 racing season, the price increase on horseplayers has failed to deliver projected purse increases and has been followed by reduced handle and race days.

  • Zipessa will look for her second stakes win in the One Dreamer Stakes

    A Lucrative Wednesday in Kentucky

    The short Kentucky Downs all-turf meeting is scheduled to begin with a bang Sept. 6 with four stakes on the 10-race card at the unique Franklin, Ky. track.

  • Travers day on-track handle improved slightly in 2017 compared with last year

    Star Power Helps Lift Travers Day Handle

    With a Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) field that featured this year's three different classic winners and a race card that included reigning champions Songbird and Drefong, Travers day 2017 enjoyed increases in handle.

  • Sarvis

    Jockey Sarvis Lands Career Win 2,000

    In guiding 4-5 favorite Barrister Jim to a front-running victory in the fifth race at Belterra Park on Aug. 27, jockey Dean Sarvis secured the 2,000th victory of his career.

  • Sadler's Joy and Julien Leparoux rally on the outside to take the Sword Dancer

    Sadler's Joy Rallies to Sword Dancer Victory

    After earning a pair of grade 1 placings earlier this year, Sadler's Joy uncorked a powerful late kick to rally past all six other rivals in the stretch to win the $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes (G1T) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • By the Moon holds off Highway Star to win the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    No Denying By the Moon in This Year's Ballerina

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon set a slow opening fraction then held off all challenges in the stretch to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • RMTC, Horsemen React to Kentucky Court Decision

    With a Kentucky judge agreeing with many concerns about equine medication and testing policies raised in recent years by horsemen, the industry group that shapes that policy—the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium—defended its approach.

  • Portrade after winning the 2016 New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga

    Portrade Aims to Repeat in New York Turf Writers Cup

    One year after registering a front-end victory in the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-1), Portrade will try to defend that title when he faces an expected 11 other runners in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase test Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • ARCI president Ed Martin

    Changes Allow for Stiffer Drug Violation Sanctions

    An Association of Racing Commissioners International change to its model rules calls for stewards in Thoroughbred racing to have the ability to disqualify a horse and deny a purse for medication violations that rank lower on the risk of concern.

  • Barbara Banke speaks at The Jockey Club Round Table

    Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

    The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules.

  • Ben Vonwiller speaks at the Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13

    McKinsey: Better Scheduling Would Add Handle

    While negative fan reaction on social media might motivate some tracks to address overlapping post times, a big data expert provided a number that may be big enough to push holdouts toward one of the rarest commodities in U.S. racing: cooperation.

  • James Gagliano at the Jockey Club Round Table in 2016

    Timely Issues on Tap at This Year's Round Table

    The old "Law & Order" television program used to promote its shows as being "ripped from the headlines," which also serves as a description of this year's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing.

  • Swansea Mile clears a fence during the A. P. Smithwick

    Swansea Mile Delivers a Smithwick Shocker

    A move to the United States had not paid many dividends for Swansea Mile, but all of that changed July 27, when the 7-year-old Dylan Thomas gelding delivered a stunning upset in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga.

  • Ascend takes the grade 1 Manhattan Stakes June 10 at Belmont

    Ascend, Bigger Picture to Clash in Bowling Green

    In his graded stakes debut, Ascend reached racing's heights. Now the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride will try for consistency at the graded level when he faces six other older horses in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) July 29 at Saratoga.

  • David Flores and Zenyatta enter the winner's circle after the 2008 El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Jockey Flores Plans to Retire From Riding

    Jockey David Flores, who secured three Breeders’ Cup wins in the early 2000s and delivered top-notch rides throughout his career, plans to retire from racing after this weekend at Del Mar.

  • Patrick Biancone has raced in California, New York, and Florida but has not had a Kentucky license since 2007

    Biancone Moves Closer to Kentucky Reinstatement

    Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn, moved a step closer to being allowed to saddle a horse for racing in Kentucky July 19.

  • New York-bred Twisted Tom picks up some class relief in the New York Derby

    Twisted Tom Favored in New York Derby

    In his first start since a well-beaten sixth in the Belmont Stakes (G1), New York-bred Twisted Tom will pick up some class relief when he faces an expected six other state-breds in the $150,000 New York Derby July 22 at Finger Lakes.

  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Recent Hialeah Park Meet Sends Wrong Chills

    This year Hialeah offered a much different race meet, racing not recognized by the AQHA or reported by Equibase. For many, this meet created chills of concern as Hialeah rolled out a series of races to meet its minimum state racing requirements.

  • Patrick Biancone has not started a horse in Kentucky since 2007

    Trainer Biancone Seeks License in Kentucky

    Patrick Biancone is seeking to have his training license reinstated in Kentucky, where the conditioner has not saddled a horse since losing his license following a 2007 discovery of cobra venom and other substances in his Keeneland barn.

  • Arms Runner will try for a third win in as many starts in the Oceanside Stakes

    Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

    In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.

  • Songbird and Mike Smith after their Ogden Phipps Stakes win

    Songbird Gives Porter Another Crack at Del Cap

    For owner Rick Porter, a victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) would mean a lot as the big race at his local track. On July 15 he will send out two-time champion Songbird in an effort to land the $750,000 race for fillies and mares.

  • NYRA Bets Pick 5: Smaller Pool, Bigger Value

    It didn't take long for value-conscious horseplayers to see the benefits of the NYRA Bets Pick 5 rolled out July 4 for players at the advance-deposit wagering site, as well as on-track and in-state players

  • Pure Sensation winning last year's Parx Dash under Kendrick Carmouche

    Pure Sensation Back for Parx Dash

    Patricia Generazio homebred Pure Sensation will try to secure a third graded stakes win in as many Parx starts and defend his title in the $200,000 Parx Dash Stakes (G3T) June 8. The five-furlong turf sprint has attracted a dozen entries.