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Stories by Gene Kershner

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

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 10, 2015

It’s two weeks to opening day at Saratoga and we’re in the midst of a potential Canadian Triple Crown bid by Shaman Ghost, which can only mean that summer racing is ready to heat up. The... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, July 3, 2015

FARMINGTON -- Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is scheduled to ride at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack today in the 43rd running of the $150,000 New York Derby. He will be... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO -- The post positions for the 156th running of the Queen's Plate was drawn this morning in suburban Toronto at Woodbine Racetrack. A field of 14, including one filly will tackle the... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, June 26, 2015

The biggest question in racing right now looms over the decision of where American Pharoah will race next in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland in Lexington on... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, June 19, 2015

The 3-year-old class continues to stay in the spotlight this weekend with the $500,000 Ohio Derby at ThistleDown in suburban Cleveland tomorrow afternoon. Several horses that were on the Triple Crown... 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.