Dear Les Bois Park Fans,
As you may be aware, we will be closing our Turf Club Bar & Grill and Simulcast Facility, effective end of day on Sunday, March 20th.
After being granted the simulcast license from the Idaho State Racing Commission in December, Treasure Valley Racing kept simulcast operations going in order to mitigate the overhead costs of keeping Les Bois Park open during this time when the future of live racing remained uncertain and the horsemen were pursuing a solution. But the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee has elected not to hear the Idaho Horsemen's gaming commission bill this session. In the absence of another revenue source, we don't believe running Les Bois Park is financially viable and therefore are closing down all operations.
We are deeply saddened about what this means for the future of horse racing in Idaho, and the thousands of people involved in the iconic horse industry.
On behalf of the Treasure Valley Racing Group, and the 300 employees who worked to bring the best entertainment and racing experience to you, thank you for your loyalty and support during this difficult year.
- John Sheldon
President, Treasure Valley Racing