Frank Angst

  • Keeping Pace

    One Horse, Two Scandals

    Not that the horse had a choice, but Masochistic now holds the dubious distinction of being the center of not one, but two racing scandals.

  • California Chrome with jockey Victory Espinoza wins the Winter Challenge at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 17, 2016.

    California Chrome Earns Top 2016 Equibase Speed Figure

    The visually impressive victory by California Chrome in the Winter Challenge Stakes Dec. 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course also proved to be just as strong on paper, with the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit earning the year's top Equibase Speed Figure. 

  • Masochistic works Oct. 29 at Santa Anita Park

    Racing's Anabolic Steroid Problem Not Solved

    The industry and regulators see a weakness in the current model rule on the administration of anabolic steroids but their actions will come too late to prevent racing's latest medication scandal.

  • Masochistic schooling in the Santa Anita Park paddock.

    BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing

    Breeders' Cup is calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Keeping Pace

    NTRA Working on H-2B Worker Visa Program

    While participation numbers in the H-2B Seasonal Worker Visa program faces an uncertain future, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is working with like-minded industries to get the message out about the need for such workers.

  • Garrett Gomez

    No Foul Play Suspected in Gomez Death

    While no foul play is suspected, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports that an investigation is being conducted following the death of two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez.

  • Ashley Broussard

    Broussard Wins Six Straight at Delta Downs

    While winning four races in a row already made for a memorable night, jockey Ashley Broussard sensed she could accomplish something even more special after scoring that fourth straight win in the seventh race Dec. 14 at Delta Downs.

  • Dr. Dan Han

    Jockeys Learn Concussions Can Impact Mood

    Dr. Dan Han, chief of neuropsychology clinical service at the University of Kentucky, encourages jockeys to follow gradual protocol in return to racing after a concussion and to communicate with physician about mood changes.

  • Kent Desormeaux with trainer Gary Stute.

    Desormeaux Questions Photo Finish System

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux said he doesn't trust the validity of photo finish systems used to determine the placings in close finishes and said the industry should move to an updated system.

  • Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez would like to see more transparency in U.S. racing.

    Jockeys Call for Transparency in U.S. Racing

    After listening to a talk about the importance of letting investigators know when inside information may be involved with a horse, several jockeys questioned the level of transparency in U.S. racing.

  • Carl Mattacola

    Guild Aims for Uniform Medical Oversight

    The Jockeys' Guild is reaching out to medical professionals at tracks throughout the country to try to improve on-track care of riders, with particular attention paid to concussions and head injuries.

  • Ed Martin

    ARCI Advances Multiple Violator Rule Changes

    The head of the ARCI believes recommended changes to the multiple medication violator provision of the National Uniform Medication Program will help states that have not adopted the provision put it in place.

  • Jockeys' Guild national manager Terry Meyocks

    Jockeys' Guild Set for Annual Assembly

    With a move on the calendar from January to December and a move on the map from South Florida to ever-popular Las Vegas, the Jockeys' Guild is expecting a large turnout for its assembly Dec. 12-13 at the MGM Grand.

  • Ed Martin

    ARCI Survey Calls for Central Guidance

    Well more than half of the respondents to an Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) focus group study and survey that included input from 3,000 people support a central rule-making entity whose rules apply to all participants.

  • medications prepared and laid out

    Jockey Club Opposes Multiple Violator Changes

    The Jockey Club plans to actively oppose changes to the current multiple medication violation penalty system currently on the agenda for the Association of Racing Commissioners International Model Rules Committee Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz.

  • U S Officer wins Clever Trevor Stakes Nov. 4 at Remington Park.

    U S Officer, Cool Arrow Set for Springboard

    A pair of 2-year-olds who already have open stakes victories over the Remington Park surface in U S Officer and Cool Arrow will face one another there Sunday, Dec. 11 in the $300,000 Springboard Mile Stakes.

  • Industry Asks for H-2B Visa Program Support

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, through its involvement in the H-2B Workforce Coalition, has joined other organizations pushing to have the H-2B visa returning worker exemption reinstated in a continuing resolution. 

  • Trainer D. Wayne Lukas visits Charismatic Dec. 4 at Old Friends.

    Lukas Drops by to See Old Friend Charismatic

    On a cold day in early December D. Wayne Lukas made the 1 1/2-hour trip from Louisville, Ky. to Georgetown to catch up with the son of Summer Squall that he'd saddled to a surprise victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Keeping Pace

    Proposed Multiple Medication Violator Changes

    Looking at proposed changes being considered for the multiple medication violation penalty system (MMV), it's not readily clear how these changes—when you just look at factors like reduced points for some infractions—would play out in the real world.

  • Last year's Wood Memorial crowd at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Changing Schedules Impacted Wood, Blue Grass

    While the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack will be downgraded from grade I to grade II races next season, don’t expect an immediate impact on horsemen’s Triple Crown plans or field quality.

  • Blue Grass, Wood Memorial Downgraded

    In a dramatic reshaping of graded status of 2017 Triple Crown prep races, the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association has downgraded the Toyota Blue Grass and the Wood Memorial from grade I to grade II.

  • Royal Posse winning last year's Claiming Crown Jewel

    Royal Posse Aims to Add a Second Jewel

    Still eligible and going stronger than ever, Royal Posse will try to capture the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel for a second straight year Dec. 3 at Gulfstream Park, opening day of the track's Championship meet.

  • Sams

    Kentucky Drug Testing Lab Enjoys Expansion

    While the focus of the expanded LGC Science facility in Lexington will be on testing human-use supplements, as opposed to the lab's equine drug testing, the additional expertise on such supplements could provide crossover benefit.

  • Mo Town leads the way home in the Remsen Stakes

    Mo Town Wins Stakes Debut in Remsen

    In his first stakes try, Mo Town soared past favored Takaful in the stretch and was not seriously threatened late to post a clear victory in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Linda and Brian Hernandez Jr. win Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Linda Powers Home to Win Mrs. Revere Stakes

    After dueling in early stretch with grade I winner Harmonize, Linda found another gear in the final furlong to register a clear win in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Career Win 1,000 for Jockey Rodriguez

    Jockey Angel Rodriguez secured the 1,000th victory of his career Nov. 23 when he rallied from fourth aboard Dr. Toole to win the ninth race Nov. 23 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

  • Kentucky to Require ADW Companies be Bonded

    In a special meeting Nov. 22 in Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) approved a rule that will require advance-deposit wagering (ADW) companies that operate in the state acquire a bond of up to $500,000 as a condition of licensing.

  • Mo Dont No wins the 2016 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley Race Course

    Mo Dont No Put Up in Steel Valley Sprint

    House horse Mo Dont No picked up some help from above to register his fourth straight win and sixth in his past seven starts Monday, Nov. 21, when he was placed first by the stewards in the Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

  • Front Pocket Money after his Jersey Shore Stakes win

    Back to Dirt for Front Pocket Money

    In his previous start on dirt, Front Pocket Money won the six-furlong Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 23 at Monmouth Park and he will return to that surface in the Nov. 21 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes.

  • Heart to Heart enters Artie Schiller Stakes off a win in the Knickerbocker.

    Heart to Heart Draws Wide in Artie Schiller

    Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.

  • Interest in Top Mares Lifts Keeneland Session

    The opening Book 2 Keeneland November breeding stock sale session saw strong interest in broodmares and broodmare prospects—helped in part by a Phipps Stable reduction—as sale numbers improved compared with the same session in 2015.

  • Easy Feeling sells for $650,000 at Keeneland November.

    Barronstown Stud Lands Easy Feeling for $650K

    Easy Feeling, a young Elusive Quality mare in foal to War Front, sold for $650,000 Nov. 10 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, becoming the session topper for horses sold through 5 p.m. ET.

  • Sir Dudley Digges Set for Churchill Debut

    After a break that followed starts in all three Canadian Triple Crown races, Queen's Plate Stakes winner Sir Dudley Digges is scheduled to make his racing return Nov. 12 in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.