Frank Angst Named Editorial Director of BloodHorse

January 20, 2023

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Tee Jockey Club/BloodHorse Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Frank Angst has been named editorial director of BloodHorse, it was announced today by Carl Hamilton, chairman of BloodHorse.

Angst takes the place of Claire Crosby, who will assume a role with Breeders’ Cup as vice president of communications effective March 1, 2023.

“Breeders’ Cup is fortunate to welcome Claire to their team. She has done an excellent job leading the editorial department and graciously agreed to work with Frank and the BloodHorse staff during the transition,” Hamilton said. “We are fortunate as well to already have Frank as part of our talented BloodHorse team. His experience as features editor and his deep knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry ensure his transition to editorial director will be seamless.”

“I look forward to this new role at BloodHorse,” Angst said. “With record purses in 2022, strong sales, and, on the racing side, unprecedented safety and medication reforms, it’s an exciting time to be covering this industry. I aim to help our terrific staff showcase their talents in covering racing, breeding, sales, and all other aspects of the sport on our various platforms.”

Angst has been a turf writer for more than 20 years, 10 of which have been with BloodHorse. Before becoming editorial director, he was the features editor for the magazine and played a critical role in its move from a weekly to a monthly publication. Previously, Angst served as news editor, overseeing industry stories posted to BloodHorse.com, BloodHorse Daily, and the magazine.

In BloodHorse Daily Angst writes the Dollars & Sense column looking at industry business trends. He founded and continues to co-write The Road column, which looks at horses on the Triple Crown trail, and The Challenge, which highlights horses excelling in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.

In 2014, Angst and other BloodHorse team members were awarded the audio/multi-media Eclipse Award for an in-depth look at the horses that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown only to come up short in the Belmont Stakes (G1). Angst’s story, Waiting, and Waiting for Crowning Glory, anchored the piece that also included interactive graphics and video.

Angst has earned five equine media awards from American Horse Publications for news and feature writing. His 2021 website story on Loves Only You’s historic victory for Japan in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) earned the Joe Hirsch Award from Breeders’ Cup for outstanding news coverage. In 2019 his Kentucky Derby (G1) race coverage earned a media Eclipse honorable mention.

Prior to joining BloodHorse, Angst was a writer and editor for Thoroughbred Times for 10 years.

Originally from Cincinnati, Angst graduated from Butler University with a dual major in journalism and political science. He resides in Frankfort, Ky., with his wife, Nikki, and son, Drew.

BloodHorse has chronicled the Thoroughbred industry since 1916 and is dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. BloodHorse produces widely distributed content on Thoroughbred racing and breeding via its namesake monthly magazine, BloodHorse Daily, BloodHorse.com, and social media platforms. BloodHorse is co-owned by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. and TOBA Media Properties. Additional information is available at BloodHorse.com.

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