Yonkers Trots Resume Following One-Day Strike: Horsemen, Harness Assn. Agree On 32 Per Cent Purse Formula, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Yonkers Trots Resume Following OneDay Strike StrikeHorsemen Horsemen Harness Assn Agree On 32 Per Cent Purse Formula FormulaYONKERS YONKERS N Y May 7 Racing re ¬ sumed at Yonkers Raceway tonight after the Standardbred Owners Association early this morning ended their one day brike by agreeing with the Yonkers Trot ¬ ting Association on a 32 per cent purse distribution formula formulaThe The horsemen had been demanding 40 per cent of the tracks share of the mutuel take with Yonkers countering with a flat offer of 2009000 for the 1954 season The Yonkers proposal actually was about 34 pe cent but the SOA had been holding out for a settlement on a percentage basis not in terms of dollars and cents centsAfter After the agreement was reached horse ¬ men flocked to racing secretary Ted Gib ¬ bons office with entries through Tuesday nights program Yesterday after the Yonkers management announced Thurs ¬ days racing was canceled because of a lack of entries the horsemen were notified either to enter their horses or vacate their stables according to the original stall agreement agreementGeorge George P Monaghan newly appointed harness racing commissioner was being hailed today as the man chiefly respon ¬ sible for bringing about the end of the strike Monaghan in his first real test as commissioner called in William R Cane Yonkers president and general manager Edward P Daugherty head of the SOA and Archie Mudge an SOA director shortly after midnight midnightIn In the ensuing two and a half hour meet ¬ ing in a Bronxville hotel Monaghan told the disputing parties that he would brook no delay in reaching a settlement Were going to have an agreement worked out before anyone leaves this room he declared The 2009000 figure was used as a basis in arriving at the 32 per cent settlement although that amount offered by Yonkers I in prior negotiations no longer is applicable

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