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A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Fans of Kentucky Derby preps have another treat in store this weekend with four on tap, all conveniently a day before the Super Bowl.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

A slow weekend of racing gets an added note of sadness as Hollywood Park closes forever after Sunday's program.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

There are a few glittery ornaments on racing's tree this weekend, including one of the year's most important races for 2-year-olds.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

A look at weekend horse racing

Another important round of Kentucky Derby preps is on tap in weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
By United Press International

Analysis: Who will Obama choose?

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama may play it safe and sensible at the same time and choose Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius or Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as his running mate.
MARTIN SIEFF

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Baseball legend Ted Radcliffe dies at 103

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Negro Leagues star Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, who was nicknamed by sportswriter Damon Runyon, for pitching and catching double-headers, has died at 103.

The '21' Club turns 75

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared New Year's Eve "The '21' Club Day" in honor of the famed speakeasy's 75th anniversary.

The Bear's Lair: Futile courtroom dramas

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The Martha Stewart trial and the approaching Jeffrey Skilling trial certainly provide soap-opera-style entertainment for the financial pages, but as the storylines get more complex, the doubts should grow: does all this courtroom activity actually benefit
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Racing's ghosts haunt modern Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, June 3 (UPI) -- The Fair Grounds Race Course is inhabited by so many ghosts and oddities and legends that I can't walk onto the property without being a little awestruck.
JOE BOB BRIGGS
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Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer.

He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. To New Yorkers of his generation, a "Damon Runyon character" evoked a distinctive social type from the Brooklyn or Midtown demi-monde. The adjective "Runyonesque" refers to this type of character as well as to the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicted. He spun humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as "Nathan Detroit," "Benny Southstreet," "Big Jule," "Harry the Horse," "Good Time Charley," "Dave the Dude," or "The Seldom Seen Kid." Runyon wrote these stories in a distinctive vernacular style: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. A passage from "Tobias the Terrible", collected in More than Somewhat (1937) illustrates Runyon's memorable prose:

If I have all the tears that are shed on Broadway by guys in love, I will have enough salt water to start an opposition ocean to the Atlantic and Pacific, with enough left over to run the Great Salt Lake out of business. But I wish to say I never shed any of these tears personally, because I am never in love, and furthermore, barring a bad break, I never expect to be in love, for the way I look at it love is strictly the old phedinkus, and I tell the little guy as much.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Damon Runyon."
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