Sport: Turner's Tomy

Tall, broad-shouldered Fred Turner Jr., 62, has made millions out of oil wells, but his true love is a good thoroughbred. Says he: "I like to travel, but any place in the world becomes boring for me after a few days unless I have a purpose, and thoroughbreds are the answer." Last week, at Louisville's Churchill Downs, Turner's purpose paid off as his English-bred colt, Tomy Lee, won the Kentucky Derby and its $119,650 purse.

One of twelve children, Turner grew up on a ranch in Texas, struck oil as a wildcatter nearly 30...

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