Vote Against Arbitration, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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j Vote Against Arbitration VANCOUVER, B. C, June 19.— At a special meeting held Sunday night in Vancouver, horsemen voted against arbitration as suggested by Attorney General Wismer and agreed to stand pat on their demand for 50 minimum purses. The British Columbia Turf and Country Club, operators of Lansdowne Park which is due to open on Wednesday, June 20, have offered 50 but are willing to accept Chief Justice Wendall B. Farris, appointed by the attorney generals office, to arbitrate. The wickets will be opened 6n Tuesday morning for entries and if the horsemen still refuse to enter it appears certain that Lansdowne Park will be dark for the 1951 racing season of 35 days.

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