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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

For American racing fans, this is the final big week of Breeders' Cup preps. For the rest of the world, it's Arc weekend.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Prince Charles could be oldest new monarch in British history

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Prince Charles Thursday passed the age at which William IV became king, so he will be the oldest new king in British history if he outlives his mother.

'Queen's Speech' prepared during 1983 nuclear war rehearsal

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A NATO rehearsal for a Soviet attack included a speech by Queen Elizabeth to Britain, documents released Thursday indicate.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A preview of weekend racing

Two key races for 3-year-olds take center stage in American weekend racing while some of the world's top horses square off in England.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Prince Harry passes test to be Apache aircraft commander

Prince Harry passes test to be Apache aircraft commander

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Capt. Harry Wales, the helicopter pilot known in civilian life as Prince Harry, qualified as an Apache aircraft commander, U.K. military officials said Friday.

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Top-notch turf events around the world and a couple of nice heats for 3-year-old fillies top the list in weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
By United Press International

Danedream to miss Arc

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Danedream, the German mare who was the surprise winner of last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, will be denied a chance to repeat in Sunday's renewal.
Queen Elizabeth's corgi dies

Queen Elizabeth's corgi dies

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- One of Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Monty, who appeared in the opening James Bond sketch for the London Summer Olympics, has died, officials said.

Time for the 2-year-olds to step up

Competition heats up among the 2-year-olds this weekend with graded stakes on both coasts.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Queen Elizabeth covers her ears and King George VI watches with keen interest besides her as Lieutenant General Alexander points out a shell in actual flight. The King and Queen visited a forward observation post during an artillery demonstration on April 15, 1941, while they were on an inspection tour of the Southern Command. (UPI Photo/Files)
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