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Stories by Gene Kershner

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 27, 2015

Breakfast in Dubai is on tap tomorrow morning at Meydan Race Course as Dubai World Cup Day kicks off a big weekend of thoroughbred racing that includes the Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park and the... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 20, 2015

We’re a mere 43 days from the First Saturday in May and it's that time of the year when we evaluate the current Kentucky Derby contenders Buffalo-style. It’s time to judge the Kentucky Derby... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 13, 2015

It’s been over four years since the great Zenyatta graced the racetrack, losing for the first time in 20 career races in her final race at Churchill Downs in the Breeders’ Cup Classic by a... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Derby Trail turns to the Big Apple and the Big A this afternoon, with the Grade 2 Gotham Stakes in Ozone Park. The main prep race before the Wood Memorial in April has drawn 10 colts,... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, March 6, 2015

The Derby Trail is in full force this weekend with three races doling out 50-20-10-5 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The Gotham at Aqueduct, the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs and the San... Read More

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... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 20, 2015

The Derby trail heats up this weekend in Louisiana and South Florida with two qualifying prep races worth 50-20-10-5 to the top four finishers. With most of the country undergoing frigid... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 13, 2015

After last weekend’s big races, it looks like we get a breather, with the last two of the 10-point Derby Prep Season races on tap. The El Camino Real Derby on the Tapeta at Golden Gate fields... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, February 6, 2015

This weekend has a little bit of everything for the horse racing fan. The older horses have big races on both coasts and the Derby trail heats up with two races, one including the current colt... 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... 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.