A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 03, 2016
“You can beat a race, but you can’t beat the races”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Oh, Doctor!
A Novel

By Harry Leon Wilson
New York, NY: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation
1923
Pg. 123:
“You can beat a race,” she said, “but you can’t beat the races.”

Google Books
The Dream Team
By Joe McGinniss
New York, NY: Random House
1972
Pg. 156:
From the day I reached the age of reason, all I’ve heard is how you can’t beat the horses. You can beat a race but you can’t beat the races. I think it was printed in my first-grade catechism.

“Well, goddamn it, you can beat the races!”

Twitter
Pullthepocket
‏@Pullthepocket
@702Raycing “Can beat a race but can’t beat the races” SA increases takeout to make it even harder. They’re not stupid.
2:31 PM - 29 Jun 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, January 03, 2016 • Permalink