Treasure Valley Racing Gets Green Light for 2011 Season

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As expected, the Idaho State Racing Commission told representatives of Treasure Valley Racing to get set for a new thoroughbred race season at Les Bois Park beginning Saturday, July 2.

Live races are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays through mid-August, with special race cards slated for Monday, July 4, and Friday, Aug. 12 (the running of the Idaho Cup). The abbreviated 15-day season will the first racing at Les Bois since 2008.

A simulcast operation is expected to open in early June.

BW recently sat down with Doug Okuniewicz, the new manager of racing operations, to talk about Treasure Valley Racing and its plans for the summer. You can read our Citizen interview here.