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The hottest young trainer at the race tracks this winter is Allen Jerkens, a tall, diffident man of 26 who feeds his horses olive oil and has an enviable habit of turning second-rate platers into stake-race winners. When Florida's Hialeah opened last week, the two-buck bettors made Jerkens' "Big Horse," Admiral Vee, a 3-to-5 favorite. It was a little too early in the season to be sure the chestnut was ready, but the horseplayers knew that a Jerkens horse would always give them a run for their money.

Admiral Vee ran an honest race, finished second and earned $1,500, to add to...

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