Business: Frain's Boys

May 7, 1932 a Chicago Irishman named Andy Frain contrived to get caught crashing the gate at the Kentucky Derby, insisted on seeing Derby Impresario Matt Winn. Then he interrupted Colonel Winn's tirade, took him to a window, pointed out how inefficiently the crowds were being handled: Here was a gate not being used; there a parking space in utter confusion. Whipping out a blueprint of the grounds, Andy Frain presently persuaded Matt Winn to sign over the ushering to him. For last week's running of the Derby (see p. 40), Usher Frain needed...

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