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Les Bois Park woes continue


July 9, 2004     E-mail this page to a friend!

BY PHYLLIS TRYON
Just when arrangements had been made by Lariat Productions, which operates live horse racing at Les Bois Park in Boise, to bring alcohol back to the live race meet, further woes hit the management company. The executive director of the Idaho Racing Commission requested the board of commissioners to revoke Lariatís racing license, the Idaho Statesmen reported on July 8. At issue is the amount owed by Lariat in simulcast fees, to the Coeur díAlene Indian Casino and to the horsemenís association.

The commissioners will address the issue on Thursday, July 22 and Lariat Productions will have an opportunity to respond in front of the commission at that time.

Lariat Productions was able to reinstate the sale of alcoholic beverages on July 8 by securing a vendor with a license. Ada County Commissioners had revoked the County-held liquor license late in May due to alleged violations of an agreement with Lariat on the use of the license. Live racing and simulcast operations continued without the sale of alcoholic beverages.