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Stories by Gene Kershner

By Gene Kershner » Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The 146th edition of the Travers Stakes will have a little something special for racing fans attending the historic track nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 21, 2015

The $600,000 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes is the featured race this weekend at the Spa, where seven 3-year-old fillies will look to win the 135th edition of the race named after William Cottrell of... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 14, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Racing is serving up a great couple of days for the weekend warrior. Saratoga serves up a couple of great turf races, the Grade 2 Lake Placid today and the Grade... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 7, 2015

The Whitney came up big. Real big. Tomorrow’s Grade 1 Whitney on a stakes-laden card at Saratoga Race Course is loaded with talent and could be a preview into who will emerge from the... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Sunday, August 2, 2015

The beat goes on for America’s Horse. Sunday afternoon American Pharoah made an emphatic stamp on his resume winning his first race since capturing thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown after... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Saturday, August 1, 2015

It was a return to the glory days of the 70’s when American Pharoah crossed the wire as the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.  It’s only right that his return to the races since that... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 31, 2015

  In the past 17 years, the winner of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes has emerged as the Travers champion 10 times and in four of the last six editions. Last year’s winner Wicked Strong... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 24, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The draw for the 80th running of the $500,000 Prince of Wales was completed at Fort Erie Race Track this afternoon.  Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost (7-5) will seek to add... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Thursday, July 23, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS - It's go time in the Spa City. The 147th meeting opens on Friday afternoon at the historic Saratoga Race Course headlined by the Grade 3 $150,000 Schuylerville that has... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 17, 2015

We're just over three months from the biggest race left on the calendar in 2015. This year's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course has already lost California Chrome and... 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.