Fairmount Park Management and HBPA Officials Agree on Daily Purse Distribution of 0,400, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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Fairmount Park Management and HBPA Officials Agree on Daily Purse Distribution of 0,400 FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 26.— At a meeting today between the Fairmount Park management and the newly elected local committee of the Horsemans Benevolent and Protective Association, as well as Dr. Harry W. Lindy, vice-president of the Michigan division of the HBPA, and representing the national office of the organization, and Robert Cameron, secretary-treasurer of the central division of the HBPA, an agreement was reached on purses for the 48-day meeting scheduled to open tomorrow night. An amicable meeting was had between the two parties and an agreement calling for a daily average purse distribution of 0,400 for the balance of the Fairmount season was quickly reached. It also was agreed that the minimum purses shall be ,200, with the exception of races for maidens and non-winners in 1952, which will be ,000. Ray Bennigsen, secretary -treasurer; Edwin C. Moon, general manager, and Jack Klucina, racing secretary, represented the track in the negotiations. The new members of the HBPA local committee, who participated in the meeting along with Lindy and I Cameron, were Bert Levy, chairman; Paul Larvis, secretary -treasurer; Ted Wortman, V. V. Long, Jr., and F. G. Orr. The HBPA representatives assured the Fairmount management that in the event there should be an unforeseen drop in mutuel handle they will again meet to discuss a change in the above agreement. Todays meeting was he? due to a previous agreement when the HBPA and Fair-mount Park management met before the race meeting started on May 23 and said it would give a 12-day trial on Fairmounts advertised distribution. The Fairmount meet was interrupted when a wind storm damaged the plant on June 9 after 12 nights of racing had been staged. Dr. Lindy, who is leaving this evening for Detroit, stated after the meeting that he anticipates a daily average handle of 85,000. The track officials were less optimistic, saying they expect the daily average handle to be close to 70,000. Dr. Lindy also stated that both the HBPA and the Fairmount management were well pleased with the purse arrangement.

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