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UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

A big weekend in Thoroughbred racing points toward some potential champions -- but which ones will live up to that potential?
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

With the Triple Crown in the rear-view mirror action shifts back to the older horses, with the Grade I Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs at the top of the list.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
By United Press International

$5 million Classic tops Breeders' Cup card

ARCADIA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A raft of defending champions and the reigning U.S. Horse of the Year will take to the track in Saturday's Breeders' Cup races.
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

The first of two big Breeders' Cup prep weekends features a great lineup of stars at Belmont Park, Santa Anita and Churchill Downs.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Two St Legers and rich races in Canada this weekend

A big weekend of turf racing includes not one but two St Legers and the reigning U.S. Horse of the Year back in action in Canada.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

After last weekend's tour de force by Game On Dude, Saturday's Woodward Stakes at Saratoga looks like a Breeders' Cup "play-in" contest.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A preview of weekend horse racing, results from Goodwood

A showdown between English 3-year-olds highlighted this week's racing and presaged a battle for dominance among their American peers.
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

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the "father of American music", was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. His songs — such as "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Hard Times Come Again No More", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Old Black Joe", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", and "Beautiful Dreamer" — remain popular over 150 years after their composition.

Foster attended private academies in Allegheny, Athens, and Towanda, Pennsylvania. He received an education in English grammar, diction, the classics, penmanship, Latin and Greek, and mathematics. In 1839, his elder brother William was serving his apprenticeship as an engineer at nearby Towanda and thought Stephen would benefit from being under his supervision. The site of the Camptown Races is 30 miles from Athens, and 15 miles from Towanda. Stephen attended Athens Academy from 1839 to 1841. He wrote his first composition, Tioga Waltz, while attending Athens Academy, and performed it during the 1839 commencement exercises; he was 14. It was not published during the composer's lifetime, but it is included in the collection of published works by Morrison Foster. In 1842, Athens Academy was destroyed in a fire.

His education included a brief period at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College). His tuition was paid, but Foster had little spending money. Sources conflict on whether he left willingly or was dismissed; but, either way, he left Canonsburg to visit Pittsburgh with another student and didn't return.

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