Indicate Arlington and HBPA Differences Will Be Resolved: Mediator Will Meet Today With Both Parties in Effort To Settle Current Dispute, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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,- : Indicate Arlington and HBP A Differences Will Be Resolved Mediator Will Meet Today With Both Parties in Effort To Settle Current Dispute There was every indication late yesterday that the differences between the Arlington Park Jockey Club and the central division of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Assosiation would be resolved some time today through the efforts of a mediator who will meet with officials of both groups in an effort to iron out the problems which have created the present conflict. Members of the National Executive Council of the HBP A convened in New York Sunday to discuss the situation. Following the meeting it was the general opinion that there was not an insurmountable gap between the horsemens organization and Arlington Park, and that the differences which did exist should be mediated. BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. X, N. Y., June 9. — The National Executive Council of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association would be resolved some at the New Yorker Hotel yesterday, with the "Chicago situation" as the principal item on the agenda. Following the meeting of the regional vice-presidents, with national president Robert O. Read presiding, a notice was sent to all horsemen advising them not to ship to Arlington Park until the present difficulties with the track management were settled. Ask for Guarantee This notice advised the horsemen that the differences between the HBPA and the management revolved almost entirely around the need for obtaining a guarantee from Ben F. Lindheimer that the 20,000 allotted for non-stake races during the meeting, a* minimum daily average for overnight races of 2,770, would be maintained. The notice stated that the differences between management and the horsemen on other points were minor. Negotiations for a settlement of the dispute are now in progress and the executive committee is hopeful of an early agreement satisfactory to all. In attendance at yesterdays session, in addition to Read and treasurer- Frank South, were Joseph Kohout, Dr. Harry Lindy, Harold O. Simmons, Irving Gushen, John Manfuso, J. H. McTague, representing Sol Rutchick, and Tom Shehan. NEW YORK, N. Y., June 9.— The directors of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of the United States today wired Ben F. Lindheimer that they fully support his stand in the present differences between Arlington Park and the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association. The telegraph to Lindheimer, signed by Alfred G. Vanderbilt, president of the TRA, follows: "The directors of TRA have instructed me to inform you that they fully support you in your stand, as reported in the press against the unwarranted actions of HBPA in threatening to boycott your race meeting at Arlington Park. "The board finds it hard to believe that the actions and sentiments expressed by the officers and committee of HBPA are truly representative of the fine class of Continued on Page Thirty-Five Indicate Arlington and HBPA Diffe rences Will Be Resolved Continued from Page One owners and stables who have heretofore raced at your track. The board is impressed by your past and present record of extremely generous purse distribution, and high caliber racing, and sincerely hope that you will continue* in your present position and will successfully carry forward your plans for racing at Arlington Park as advertised."

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