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Breeders' Cup champs, Derby also-rans on weekend card

Breeders' Cup Classic champ Fort Larned and Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta are both set to run on Saturday's Churchill Downs card.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer and, with no Triple Crown hopes to extend the spring, also kicks off a "second season" of racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Orb wins Kentucky Derby

Orb wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4 (UPI) -- Orb rallied through the mud from the back of the field to win Saturday's 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Horse of the Year Wise Dan wins 2013 debut

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 12 (UPI) -- Wise Dan, the reigning U.S. Horse of the Year, scored an easy win Friday in his first race since winning the Breeders' Cup Mile last fall.

Breeders' Cup to pay expenses for all non-California Horses

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 8 (UPI) -- The 2023 Breeders' Cup Challenge will include 67 races providing automatic qualification for the World Championships in November.

A look at weekend horse racing

Florida Sunshine Millions, a Derby prep, graded stakes out west and top milers in Hong Kong all enliven the weekend racing schedule.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Arc weekend and Breeders' Cup preps

Europe's premier race meeting runs this weekend in Paris, minus some of the top expected players but tres bon nonetheless.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Camelot, Canada, Paris top weekend racing

Camelot, Canada, Paris top weekend racing

Camelot shoots for the Triple Crown in England this weekend while top American and international stars tangle in the Woodbine Mile.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

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

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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stephen Foster."
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