County Commissioners Reject Latest Bid to Reopen Les Bois


While the Idaho Legislature considers a bill that would presumably make it easier for an operator to revive horse racing at Les Bois Park, Ada County Commissioners have rejected a bid to reopen the Garden City facility.

Commissioners voted unanimously to reject a proposal from Treasure Valley Racing LLC based on five factors, including an insufficient cash bond of $10,000, a request for a lease longer than five years and unacceptable rent terms.

Commissioners urged the group to return to the bargaining table in an effort to hammer out a more acceptable offer.

Read about how the state legislature wants to lay a smoother track for an operator at Les Bois in tomorrow's Boise Weekly.