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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

By Gene Kershner » Friday, October 31, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6077" align="alignnone" width="434"] Untapable in the walking ring prior to winning the Distaff[/caption] ARCADIA, Ca. -- Rosie Napravnik delivered more than just a victory ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, October 31, 2014

ARCADIA, Ca. -- The undercard on Breeders' Cup (BC) Saturday includes a number of talented thoroughbreds, including a first glimpse at some top European turf horses looking to bring the large purses b... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Thursday, October 30, 2014

ARCADIA, Ca. -- The 31st Breeders' Cup (BC) world championships get underway Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. On Tap are four BC races on the opening day of the two-day championships highlighted ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Monday, October 27, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6058" align="aligncenter" width="434" class=" "] California Chrome before the Belmont Stakes. Photo Credit: NYRA[/caption] The Breeders' Cup Classic draw was completed late ... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, October 24, 2014

We're a week away from the Breeders' Cup world championships at Santa Anita Park next weekend and it's time to start sharpening the handicapping pencils and bear down on the past performances of the r... 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.