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By Budd Bailey » Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quite a few notes for the running notebook: * Today was the final day that the Lonctos, Dan and Alice, were in the running store business. They closed the shop at 3 p.m. today in order to do one la... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Niagara Falls International Marathon doesn't get a ton of publicity here. It's mostly a Canadian event despite the fact it starts on this side of the border. Still, more than 1,000 people made the... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Friday, October 17, 2014

It was nice to see an area distance runner enter the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night. Vicki Mitchell joined the list of honored local athletes in a ceremony at Convention Center.... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, October 9, 2014

It was something of a rare weekend in North Buffalo last Saturday and Sunday. There were races on back-to-back mornings at Delaware Park. You'd think one of them would have figured out a way for the r... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, October 2, 2014

I'm looking to do an article on post-race parties locally - what makes a good one, and what are your favorites? Drop me a note at, and I'll take a look at what people like. Your t... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Buffalo Fire Department turned up at the Shea's Buffalo Theater race on Sunday, and it wasn't in a ceremonial role. Runners were cruised down Washington St. at the 1-mile mark or so when sirens c... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One of the odd parts about life in the National Lacrosse League is that the summer goes quietly, and then there's a ton of activity around draft day in September. From there, it's back to mostly quiet... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, September 18, 2014

When I've had the chance to speak to race directors at the annual January meeting, I always try to tell them to remember the basics. That might include everything from cashing checks as quickly as pos... Read More

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 Alabam... 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 probab... 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.