The Ada County Board of Commissioners Wednesday confirmed horse racing would no longer be on the table for the former Les Bois site off Chinden Boulevard. At an administrative meeting Wednesday, commissioners discussed how the county would use the 240-acre area on Chinden that houses Expo Idaho, Lady Bird Park and the now-defunct Les Bois Horse Racing Park. “Horse racing is done,” Commission President Kendra Kenyon said.
Horse racing was a fixture of the Treasure Valley for decades, but the sound of hooves on turf hasn’t been heard at the track since 2015. ... The future of Les Bois Park is something Ada County Commissioners are wrestling with. The property is part of some 240 acres that includes Expo Idaho, the Western Idaho Fairgrounds and Hawks Stadium. Ada County Commissioner Kendra Kenyon tells KTVB it’s unlikely horse racing will return to the track.