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HOPEFUL STOVERS AMBITIOUS PLANS Harry Stover and W. W. Finn, with others whose names have not been divulged, arc still negotiating with the officials of the Minnesota State Fair Association for the use of Exposition Park race track, situated between St. Paul and Minneapolis, for the purpose of giving a. thirty-day race meeting there next summer. The officials of the Fair Association and other prominent Minnesota citizens profess to believe that legislation which will make It possible to hold such a meeting as Siover plans, will be secured at the coming session of the Minnesota legislature at St. Paul this winter. If such a measure is enacted into law. Stover and his associates will, in all probability, be the controlling spirits of a thirty-day meeting to be held there at the close of llio Butte meeting. According to his present announced plans. Stover will be the head of quite a pretentious race circuit next year, as he intends to give a twelve or eighteen day meeting at Kenilworlh Park, Petaluma, Cal., following the close of the Oakland season. The meeting at Butte will embrace sixty racing days next year. There was a decided demand for an extension of twenty days last summer, and Stover has since regretted that it was not made. Aside from the determination to race sixty days next year, the owners of the Butte track have not definitely settled upon any plans as to the value of the stakes or overnight purses, but it is reasonably certain that there will he one stake race each week as last year, and an increase in the added money to the handicaps. The establishment of the 5,000 Four States Futurity, to be run for the first time in 1909, is an indication that the management will offer greater inducements to horsemen to race at Butte than has been done since Marcus Daly owned the Butte plant and made for it the reputation of being the best racing town of its size in the country.