Larry Grubb Handles Four Ascot Winners: Tallies Include Katies Music, Count Galla Double Races, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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Larry Grubb Handles Four Ascot Winners Tallies Include Katies Music, Count Galla in Double Races By BOB HURLEY Staff Correspondent ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. May 4. — Larry William Grubb, 29-year-old rider from Evansville, Ind., became the second rider at the meeting to handle both winners in the Daily Double as he scored by a half length with L and L Stables Katies Music in the opener and then brought Pearl Browns Count Galla home by a neck in the second event. The Grubb-ridden Suo was worth 16.40 for the winning 1 and 8 combination and the early double boosted the Hoosier hooters accumulated total to 14 winners during the first 27 days of racing here. It was the maiden victory for Katies Music, with The Doge— Magic Music filly timed in 1:12% for 6l/2 furlongs. She escaped a serious jam at the first turn in the dash from her inside post position but Continued on Page Twelve Larry Grubb Handles Four Ascot Winners Tallies Include Katies Music, Count Galla in Double Races Continued from Page One showed a measure of gameness in turning back a late bid by the favored Big Try. Katies Music paid 9.20. Grubb did an excellent job of rating ! Count Galla over the 1 1-16 miles distance in the second race and kept the 10-year-Old Count Fleet gelding going through the stretch despite having lost his stick in the heated running. Count Galla had earlietr turned back two separate bids while setting the pace and Grubb got enough out of his mount with a strong hand ride to prevail over J. A. Palmers Blandville. Count Galla, a five-time winner in 1958, paid .40 for his first score of the new campaign. The first of the recently approved races for Ohio-owned horses exclusively was presented as the third race today and Suchon and Mereks Flag Man gained the honor of winning the first such extra race for his bonafide Buckeye owners. Tommy Lattarulo sneaked through along the rail coming from last position with the Johns Pride gelding who was timed in 1:29 for 7 panels and paid 0.60. Flag Man maintained a three-quarter length margin over Mrs. P. Wilkinsons Coax Me in the race. Grubb made it four for the afternoon as he scored a front-running victory with B. C. Benshoffs Gold Medal in the featured race of the day. Gold Medal paid 0.00 and made a double for the Benshoff colors as Grubb had piloted his Something home a race earlier for a .80 payoff.

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