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news from Les Bois racetrack... sounds like the new owners are serious about keeping horse racing in the treasure valley with the improvements they made to the facilities:

BOISE -- The owners of Treasure Valley Racing are calling the improvements to their new track at Les Bois Park something that will be a shot in the arm for the local horse racing industry.

They're hoping their new renovations will make their track one of the top racetracks in the northwest.

The new improvements include a completely renovated restaurant, a brand new bar, and expanded seating.


http://www.ktvb.com/news/business/Racetrack-hopeful-improvements-will-draw-more-crowds-147974115.html



the full story and pictures at the link.
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good news!

i finally updated the first post with photos and revised stadium capacities. be sure to check it out!



there's a lot of news going on in the boise sports world with bronco stadium expansion, dona larsen park nearing completion, and ongoing news about the future of the hawks.

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Thanks Boisebro!

Speaking of horse-racing in the valley:

Parma-bred horse to race in the Kentucky Derby


April 18th, 2012

Read more: http://www.ktvb.com/sports/Idaho-bre...148012895.html

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BOISE -- Idaho is about to end a string of nearly 10 Kentucky Derbies without an entry.
The last Idaho-bred horse ran in the 2003 derby. Hagerman's Buddy Gill, with Boise Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens aboard, came from well back to finish 6th.
And this isn't Boise related, but it's still in Idaho and worth mentioning:

Massive Horse Complex on Track for Southeast Idaho


April 8th, 2012

Read more: http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/...outheast-idaho

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Initial plans have been given the green light to build what is being billed as a "massive horse complex" on the Idaho border.

The Idaho State Journal reports that The Horse Station in Cache Valley would include nearly 170 acres of training and boarding facilities, retail businesses, an equine veterinary center, indoor and outdoor arenas, a hotel and condominiums. The project has an $80 million price tag.
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i drove by dona larsen park this morning, and it looks great!

didn't take any pictures, but it looks like it's on schedule.
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This weekend I'm going to hop over to Dona Larsen, 8th and Main, JUMP, and see what kinds of photos I can get. Great to hear that Dona Larsen is coming along, I also hear Bronco Stadium expansion construction has kicked into overdrive now that Spring football is done.

Steelheads beat the Wranglers last night which kept Idaho from a 3-0 hole in the semifinals! Wranglers lead the series by only one game now. http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...-the-hunt.html

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Bummer, the Steelheads were eliminated tonight in a 2-1 OT loss to the Wranglers. I was there for tonight's game, way too many empty seats.
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sunday and wednesday games are the worst from an attendance standpoint for the steelies... except for the wednesday before thanksgiving. those always seem to be popular.

sucks for the steelies, but they'll be back. they always make the playoffs at least.
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couple of construction images:





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So, is the plan for the first phase of Bronco Stadium expansion to enclose one end zone? Looks great! Hope to be able to make it for at least one BYU-BSU game in the next 10 years...
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So, is the plan for the first phase of Bronco Stadium expansion to enclose one end zone? Looks great! Hope to be able to make it for at least one BYU-BSU game in the next 10 years...

ultimately, at least one end zone, but possibly both.

final plans are still uncertain, but here's an approximation of the ultimate goal:

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ultimately, at least one end zone, but possibly both.

final plans are still uncertain, but here's an approximation of the ultimate goal:

Nice! Looks good. What is going up right now? The smaller end zone stands or the bigger stands?
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couple of construction images:


amazing shot..this one has it all
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amazing shot..this one has it all
there's a TON of structures in that photo that didn't exist 10 years ago:

- the water center
- the winco
- the BSU press box, indoor practice facility, and numerous other campus buildings and garages

amazing how much the east side has changed, and how many more empty lots remain for development.
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Great news for football in southwest Idaho!

College of Idaho to announce football team decision April 14


Read More: http://idahobusinessreview.com/2012/...sion-april-14/

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Trustees at the College of Idaho are expected to announce May 14 that the private liberal arts college will restart a football program that ended in the 1970s. Trustees were meeting May 11 to discuss the idea of the football program, which was first announced by President Marv Henberg in February.
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it's official!

another CFB team in the treasure valley.

the 'Yokes will play in Simplot Stadium, which has a capacity of 4,000.

no word if any stadium updates are planned.

here are some images. the aerial shows simplot stadium on the left, and the caldwell night rodeo grounds on the right (which has a capacity of 10,000).



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Hey Boisebro, seems I'm on your case today, sorry about that don't mean to be.

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the 'Yokes will play in Simplot Stadium, which has a capacity of 4,000.
That would be "Yotes" as in Coyotes.
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That would be "Yotes" as in Coyotes.
just a typo.

though it'd be cool to have a team called the "Yokels."
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just a typo.

though it'd be cool to have a team called the "Yokels."
I thought you would have known but I guess I wasn't sure.

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Massive Horse Complex on Track for Southeast Idaho
How big of horses are we talking about here??
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