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Historical Racing Bill Passes in Idaho

State joins Wyoming in passing legislation to offer different form of wagering.

March 22, 2013

Idaho

The Idaho Quarter Horse Association’s racing division has reported the Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed House Bill 220, which will permit “historical racing” in the state.

Once implemented, historical racing is expected to generate additional purse money for racing across the state, as well as provide money for education, benefit the state’s economy and stimulate the horse racing industry.

Les Bois Park in Boise is the primary track in Idaho, and racing is also offered at Sandy Downs at Idaho Falls and at several fairs throughout the state.

Wyoming recently passed similar legislation, and historical racing, often called Instant Racing, has proven to be a success in Kentucky and Arkansas. Historical racing allows for pari-mutuel wagering on previously run races.

For more information, visit www.idqhracing.com.