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Stories by Gene Kershner

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 29, 2015

The countdown to The Test of a Champion is at eight days. American Pharoah will try to end 37 years of futility and capture the 12th Triple Crown in thoroughbred horse racing history next... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 22, 2015

Heading into the holiday weekend with a Triple Crown attempt still alive and relevancy within the mainstream for a few more weeks, American Pharoah returned to the training track at Churchill... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 15, 2015

Keen Pauline took them all for a stroll around Old Hilltop this afternoon to win the 91st running of the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. The daughter of Pulpit used moderate fractions to take... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 15, 2015

BALTIMORE, Md. – The News is ready to kickoff a great weekend at Old Hilltop which will culminate in the Preakness Stakes late tomorrow afternoon. On tap this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The post position draw for the 140th running of the Preakness was held this evening at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, which included eight entries into Saturday's second jewel of the Triple Crown.... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 8, 2015

So much has transpired since we put Louisville and Churchill Downs in the rear view mirror. Analyzing and re-analyzing the two-minute and three second trip around the Churchill oval by... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, May 2, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Good afternoon and hello from Churchill Downs and Happy Derby Day! We have a beautiful day here in Kentucky and an overflow crowd is expected to enjoy the weather and the ponies... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, May 2, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It was just announced to the press box here at Churchill Downs that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards report that  No. 12 International Star has been scratched from... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It does not pay to ignore trainer Larry Jones when it comes to the Run for the Lilies. The rugged cowboy captured his third Kentucky Oaks training victory when Lovely Maria... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, May 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 141st Run for the Lilies, also known as the $1 million Grade 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks, is the feature race on Friday’s card under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. An... 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.