Three Riders Suffer Injuries in Spill at Ak-Sar-Ben Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-06


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Three Riders Suffer Injuries In Spill at Ak-Sar-Ben Oval AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Neb., June 5.— Near disaster visted Ak-Sar-Ben yesterday afternoon, when four horses fell during the running of the second race. The misfortune occurred when Golden Minutes fell just past the three-eighths pole in the five and one-half furlong dash. Jockey William Lowe had Golden Minutes placed third in the running at this point, in a twelve-horse field, and his mount swung to the outside a bit too sharply in making a move around the leaders. At the same moment Golden Minutes was taken slightly off stride, Brown Ball rushed up on his heels, and Golden Minutes went down, taking jockey Jess Grandon and Brown Ball with him. Mon tana Girl, with jockey R. W. Black, tried to jump over the fallen horses, but could not manage and fell also. Ebert, moving up fast on the rail, in turn fell over Montana Girl, bringing with her apprentice P. "Pee Wee" Uzelac. After a preliminary examination at Doctors Hospital where the four riders were taken, a report was released that jockeys William Lowe and P. Uzelac had possible fractured collar bones, and that R. W. Black has an undetermined number of fractured ribs. Jockey Grandon escaped with oniy a slight shaking up. Apprentice Larry Grubb, racing on the outside with his mount Colonel Doo, rode his maiden-breaking victory in the event, just getting up to nose out Westy Royal in the last few strides. Grubb Is under contract to J. C. Ellis, is 16 years of age, and rides at 104 pounds.

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