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Stories by Budd Bailey

By Budd Bailey » Friday, August 15, 2014

By Gene Kershner It’s a big racing weekend at the Spa and at Arlington Park, both tracks with major races that will impact key divisions in thoroughbred racing. The $600,000 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes will be the featured race this… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, August 14, 2014

You might remember the story of Joe McConaughy, who was trying to break the record for running the entire Pacific Coast Trail – Mexico to Canada. That’s 2,663 miles if you are counting, and Joe probably was. Well, he did it. McConaughy covered the distance in 53 days, 6 hours… Read more »

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, August 12, 2014

By Larry Ott After nearly six decades of stock racing competition at Elegant Builders Raceway Park in Lancaster, the engines have now been silenced. Due to what he described as financial difficulties with the stock car program, EBRP promoter Ralph… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Friday, August 8, 2014

By Gene Kershner It’s somewhat of a sleepy summer racing weekend with two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan skipping this weekend’s Fourstardave at the Spa after winning the last two editions. Recovering from colic surgery in May, the two… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, August 7, 2014

I saw a story on Facebook this week that grabbed my interest. It seems that after a recent race, a local runner taunted another local runner after beating her by saying, “You’d better get used to it.” The second runner… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Friday, August 1, 2014

Williamsville native Emily Regan will be gunning for a fourth gold medal at the international level when she competes for US Rowing in the straight four at the 2014 FISA World championships in Amsterdam Aug. 24-31. Regan, a 2016 Olympic… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Friday, August 1, 2014

By Gene Kershner The calendar has flipped to August and the dog days of summer are upon us which means great racing around the country. Saratoga and Del Mar are in full swing, Monmouth’s big day is already behind us… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, July 31, 2014

Runners at Wednesday’s Ronald McDonald House 5K received a lesson on just how fast emergency responders get to work. The race started on Ferry St. in Buffalo at 6:30 p.m. At 6:31 p.m., a call went to 911 that a… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, July 26, 2014

By Gene Kershner Trainer Steve Asmussen has been here before. In 2009 he brought super-filly Rachel Alexandra to challenge the boys at the Shore in the Haskell and she thrashed the competition on her way to being Horse of the… Read more

By Budd Bailey » Friday, July 25, 2014

By Gene Kershner FORT ERIE — This afternoon the post position draw for the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes was held at the Racing Office on the backstretch of Fort Erie Racetrack. The Honorable Douglas Martin, Mayor of Fort Erie… Read more
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About the reporter

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.