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By Gene Kershner » Friday, January 23, 2015

[caption id="attachment_6188" align="alignnone" width="434"] Frosted finished second in the Remsen on Cigar Mile day (Photo Credit: NYRA)[/caption]  The Road to the Kentucky Derby has 16 races in ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, January 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_6178" align="alignnone" width="434"] 2014 Horse of the Year candidate California Chrome with Victor Espinoza. Photo Credit: Melanie Martines[/caption] Sometime late Saturday... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, January 9, 2015

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my track wish list, so with the slow part of the racing schedule on tap before the Derby trail starts heating up, it is as good a time as any to review my racet... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, January 2, 2015

[caption id="attachment_6130" align="alignnone" width="434"] Palace Malice wins Met Mile on Belmont Day (Photo Credit: NYRA)[/caption] As we head into 2015 and a new year of racing and hopes of the... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, December 26, 2014

In November, the Racing Kreskin reviewed his 2014 racing predictions as he returned to the bar set in 2012 hitting five of 10 selections for a solid .500 batting average. The 2014 results were a huge ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, December 19, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6109" align="aligncenter" width="434" class=" "] California Chrome wins Hollywood Derby.Photo Credit: Melanie Martines[/caption] Good day race fans, it's that time of year w... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, December 12, 2014

A Triple Crown race impacts different people in different ways. For the Hessert brothers, all graduates of the University of Notre Dame, the 2011 Preakness was life-changing, and not just because t... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, November 28, 2014

It’s the Big C weekend in the thoroughbred racing world with the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile and turf debut of California Chrome at Del Mar. Saturday is as big a day in racing at this time of year... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, November 21, 2014

It’s been an interesting week here in Buffalo where the snowfall just keeps on coming so it’s been difficult to concentrate on the ponies whilst folks are stranded on the Thruway and our south tow... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, November 14, 2014

In late December 2013, the Racing Kreskin made his 2014 racing predictions hoping to return to his 2012 where he batted .500. Last year, the 2013 predictions were almost a goose-egg after missing the ... 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.