Sport: Shocking the Bettors

In 27 years of selling cars and car parts around Southern California, Andrew J. Crevolin, 47, put together a tidy fortune. To keep his money occupied, Andy began to buy race horses. In 1947 he bought two thoroughbreds from Movie Magnate Louis B. Mayer; they both turned out to be winners. Andy, it seemed, had as sharp an eye for horseflesh as he had for car customers. This year, with Derby Winner Determine and Handicap Star Imbros leading his string of more than 20 horses, Crevolin is the top money-winning owner in the U.S. Moreover, Andy Crevolin talks as freely as...

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