Georgia Downs: Thoroughbred racing in The Peach State.
The state of Georgia, is trying to legalize what’s officially known as pari-mutuel wagering by allowing local communities to put the matter to a vote.
“Educators think it’s wonderful,” said Lisa Amey, a real estate agent in Newnan. She represents a group of investors who have raised $20 million for the construction of a track and training facility south of Atlanta to be called Georgia Downs. Ms. Amey said the track and adjoining hotel would create 600 jobs, not counting suppliers.
What will a race track look like in Georgia? Check out one vision for “Saratoga of the South” by Urban Design Group, known for their work on Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and a leader in racetrack and entertainment design.