The Idaho Statesman’s Nick Jezierny had an article in the March 25 paper about the potential bidders for Les Bois Park.
We have expedited the RFP (Request For Proposals) process in order to try to accommodate the horse owners and allow for a racing season this year, but kept it long enough to allow for competition. We expect to award the contract on April 14, a week after the bid opening on April 7.
To put the Racing Commission’s comments in the article into perspective, Nick might want to write a follow-up story that identifies that entity’s funding sources. If I recall correctly, their sole or major source of income is a share of the revenue collected by the racetracks and Les Bois Park accounted for something over 90 percent.