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By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 3, 2015

FARMINGTON -- Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is scheduled to ride at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack today in the 43rd running of the $150,000 New York Derby. He will be... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO -- The post positions for the 156th running of the Queen's Plate was drawn this morning in suburban Toronto at Woodbine Racetrack. A field of 14, including one filly will tackle the... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Buffalo Beauts begin their franchise by signing a goaltender. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin became the first player to sign with the Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League. McLaughlin... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, June 26, 2015

The biggest question in racing right now looms over the decision of where American Pharoah will race next in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland in Lexington on... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, June 19, 2015

The 3-year-old class continues to stay in the spotlight this weekend with the $500,000 Ohio Derby at ThistleDown in suburban Cleveland tomorrow afternoon. Several horses that were on the Triple Crown... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, June 12, 2015

One Triple Crown trail down, one to go. Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, the Plate Trial will be the final prep race before next month’s Queen’s Plate, the first leg of the Canadian... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I still can’t get the scene out of my mind or the roar of the crowd out of my ears. The enormity of last Saturday’s race had a much deeper effect on me than I thought it would. I knew of... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, June 6, 2015

ELMONT – Happy Belmont Stakes Day! The big race will obviously be the focal point of the country tomorrow afternoon, but if you love racing, the undercard is loaded with some of the best... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, June 5, 2015

ELMONT – We’re onto day two of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and there is a 10-race card on tap for the day before the big one, the Belmont Stakes and American Pharoah’s attempt at... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  NEW YORK -- This afternoon at Rockefeller Center, the post draw for the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes was conducted for the eight horses heading to the gate at approximately... Read More

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Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.