Frank Angst

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Too Many Holes in Racing's Rule Net

    If you think there should be a rule against a suspended trainer moving his horses to his wife, not only are you correct but there is such a rule; in fact, it's the industry standard.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Language in Florida Bill Would Prohibit ADW Wagering

    It's early in the process but because the wording in a current Florida Senate bill would potentially outlaw ADW, industry leaders have quickly weighed in to make sure legislators understand how devastating that outcome would be for horse racing.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Looking at Where California Wagering Revenues Go

    Sometimes it's worthwhile to just look at all the places the pari-mutuel dollar goes in racing. The California Horse Racing Board annual report for fiscal year 2015-16 breaks down where every pari-mutuel wagering dollar goes in the state.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Changing Business Model Impacts California Racing

    The California Horse Racing Board's annual report documents the challenge racing faces as the percentage of pari-mutuel money generated for tracks' and horsemen's purses declines as more handle shifts to advance-deposit wagering outlets.

  • El Areeb completes a breeze Feb. 26 at Laurel Park.

    El Areeb Carries Four-Race Win Streak Into Gotham

    After delivering dominating victories in his first two starts this season in graded stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, El Areeb will return to the New York oval March 4 to try to continue that good form in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3).

  • Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives

    Citing research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the KHRC earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered.

  • Otabek Umarov

    Under Agreement, Trainer Umarov Suspended Five Years

    The KHRC on Feb. 21 settled its case against Otabek Umarov, suspending the trainer for five years in a case involving Umarov's refusal to allow an out-of-competition sample to be collected from Looks to Spare on April 30, 2016 at Churchill Downs.

  • Trainer Stuart Earns Career Victory 1,000

    Southwest-based trainer Clinton Stuart picked up the 1,000th victory of his career Feb. 20 when he sent out Stewart Levine and Curtis Culver's Crossbow Star to a victory in a maiden-claiming race at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • El Areeb wins the 2017 Jerome Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct

    El Areeb Aims to Continue Roll in Withers Stakes

    After three straight dominating wins, including an 11 1/4-length score in the Jerome Stakes (G3) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, 3-year-old El Areeb is back at Aqueduct for a crack at the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) Feb. 4.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Solid Ratings for Pegasus Could Open Revenue Stream

    The solid overnight ratings for the first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) could be something to build on for future editions of the event as organizers hope one day television rights provide revenues for the stakeholders.

  • Some experts believe Arrogate completed the Pegasus in faster time than he's been given credit

    Experts Believe Pegasus Time Should Be Faster

    An expert on speed figures and a respected clocker believe the listed final time of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) is slow by about four-fifths of a second, and that the actual final time Arrogate ran should be close to the track record.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome on Schedule for Kentucky Trip

    His usual self in his stall in Barn 2 at Gulfstream Park the morning of Jan. 29, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome awaited a scheduled trip to Taylor Made Farm where he will begin his stallion career.

  • Imperative and Antonio Gallardo after Saturday's win in the Poseidon at Gulfstream Park

    Imperative Edges Stanford in Poseidon

    The new owners of Imperative are feeling good about their purchase after the grade 2 winner secured a narrow win in the first edition of the $400,000 Poseidon Handicap Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Arrogate will start from the inside post in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

    After Draw, Pegasus Start Extra Important

    For a 1 1/8-mile race, trainers Art Sherman and Bob Baffert will be paying an added level of attention to the start of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Keeneland

    Single EHV-1 Positive Discovered at Keeneland

    Following tests of horses quarantined at two Keeneland barns following a positive for equine herpesvirus "wild strain" reported Jan. 21 at Turfway Park, a single horse at the Lexington track tested positive for EHV-1.

  • Eragon will enjoy a five-pound allowance for not racing with Lasix in the Pegasus World Cup.

    Pegasus Features Several Unique Conditions

    From its use of stakeholders to boost the purse and help recruit horses, alternate entries, and weight allowance for horses racing without race-day furosemide, the Pegasus World Cup will offer innovative ideas on several race condition fronts.

  • California Chrome and Arrogate will start from the outside and inside in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

    Arrogate, California Chrome Meet Again in Pegasus

    In many ways the entries alone mark an early "mission accomplished" for the first edition of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) as it has attracted the world's two top dirt horses in training in California Chrome and Arrogate.

  • Mo Tom won the 2016 edition of the Lecomte.

    Fair Grounds, Horsemen Rise to Challenge

    Entries for the five stakes races on Saturday's card that also were offered on last year's card total 48. That total of 48 is up five horses from the number of runners in last year's five stakes on Lecomte day.

  • Gerry Olguin

    Jockey Olguin Secures Milestone Win

    Veteran Jockey Gerry Olguin, who counts a Canadian classic among his 105 black-type stakes wins, earned the 2,000th victory of his career Jan. 15 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Dr. Bryan Waldridge treats Alphabet Soup in August.

    Alphabet Soup Progressing Under Cancer Treatment

    A cutting-edge cancer treatment has helped reduce skin cancer in 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, who recently celebrated his 26th birthday at Old Friends Equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.