As expected, Treasure Valley Racing announced today that its 2012 live horse racing season will be extended. The calendar will include 36 days of thoroughbred racing, beginning on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, and running through Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Racing will open in time to run concurrently with the Kentucky Derby and will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with select live races for holidays and special stakes races on Fridays and Sundays.
"We are deeply committed to returning horse racing to its former prominence and proud of the recent success of the 15-day meeting this past summer," said Jim Grigsby, a representative of Les Bois Park Racing. "Horse racing has a bright future in Idaho."