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Stories by Gene Kershner

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 27, 2015

This weekend we get a breather from the Derby Trail, after three prep races over the course of last weekend. Next Saturday there will be three 50-point races for the taking between the Gotham (Aqueduc... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 20, 2015

[caption id="attachment_6229" align="alignnone" width="434"] Frosted will take on seven others in Saturday's Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream(Photo credit: NYRA)[/caption] The Derby trail heats u... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 13, 2015

[caption id="attachment_6222" align="alignnone" width="434"] Conquest Typhoon at Woodbine last summer(Photo Credit: WEG/Michael Burns Photography)[/caption] After last weekend’s big races, it loo... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 6, 2015

[caption id="attachment_6207" align="alignnone" width="434"] El Kabeir takes on six foes in Saturday's Withers S. (Photo Credit: NYRA)[/caption] This weekend has a little bit of everything for the ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, January 30, 2015

CINCINNATI -- It’s a relatively quiet weekend on the horse racing front, with no Derby prep races scheduled until next weekend.  The Withers at the Big A and the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita will... Read More

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
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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.