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Stories by Gene Kershner

By Gene Kershner » Friday, October 17, 2014

One of my favorite races of the year, the Pattison Canadian International, will be run on Sunday afternoon on the famous Woodbine turf course in Toronto. The $1 million Grade 1 race has attracted seve... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, October 10, 2014

Three weeks stand between now and the biggest weekend of thoroughbred racing, the Breeders' Cup World Championships which is shaping up to be quite an event. Several of the divisional classes should h... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, October 3, 2014

After a whirlwind trip to Long Island and Belmont Park last weekend for Super Saturday, we're looking forward to the Breeders' Cup (BC) world championships at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31 - Nov. 1.  T... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 26, 2014

ELMONT - Super Saturday is ready to live up to its nickname tomorrow afternoon at Belmont Park. Six graded races, five of which are Grade 1's, totaling $3.4 million in purses are in store for dieha... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 19, 2014

Several months have passed by since California Chrome captured a nation for three weeks before he was thwarted in his attempt at racing's Triple Crown at Belmont Park. After some time on the farm givi... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 12, 2014

The stage is set this weekend for the 18th running of the $1 million Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile north of the border and while the suburban Toronto track wasn't able to sway Wise Dan's connections to... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, September 5, 2014

The end of the Saratoga Race Course meeting is kind of like the day after Christmas.  So much anticipation for the big day and then it's gone like that for another year. This year's meeting ended ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 29, 2014

The Saratoga and Del Mar summer meetings wind down this weekend and we will start to point towards the Breeders' Cup world championships at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. This weekend's Spa a... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 22, 2014

The three graded stakes races preceding the $1.25 million Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Saturday afternoon will be on the undercard of a super day of racing at Saratoga Race Course. The Grade 2 Ballston S... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Haskell winner Bayern was set as the 2-1 favorite at Tuesday evening's post position draw for the 145th running of the Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Stakes in downtown Saratoga Springs. The race will ... 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.