Sport: Jones

U.S. horse betting was so high last week that the tipsters looked for a billion-dollar year. The sport had never attracted such throngs of railbirds. In this record year it was dominated by a plain, farm-bred Midwesterner named Jones.

Experts gave Trainer Ben Jones most of the credit when a 7-to-1 colt named Pensive ran away with the Kentucky Derby. The three-year-old, owned by Warren Wright of Chicago (Calumet Baking Powder), had shown only so-so form in winning three of seven previous starts, wns ailing a week before the Derby. A week after...

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