Sign the Petiton for Thoroughbreds in Georgia

We support Georgia Thoroughbreds.

Be it hereby RESOLVED and DECLARED by each of the persons and entities whose signatures appear below:

First, that pari-mutuel wagering in conjunction with live Thoroughbred horse racing in Georgia could not be created without state legislation;

Second, that live Thoroughbred horse racing at Georgia Downs and Thoroughbred horse breeding at farms in Georgia would be an integral part of our agriculture, and that agriculture is a critical ingredient in Georgia’s economy;

Third, that live Thoroughbred horse racing at Georgia Downs and local Thoroughbred horse breeding at farms in Georgia would protect and enhance tourism in the our state, including but not limited to, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, historic tourism, and purveyors and sellers of goods and services of every kind and variety, and that tourism is a critical ingredient in Georgia’s economy;

Fourth, that live Thoroughbred horse racing at Georgia Downs and Thoroughbred horse breeding at farms in Georgia would promote job creation and continued employment and the generation of state revenues, and that job creation and continued employment are essential not only to the financial and moral well-being of those who are employed, but to the spouses, children, and families of those so employed who, without the benefits of such employment, would be forced to rely upon scarce public resources or suffer penury;

Fifth, that live Thoroughbred horse racing at Georgia Downs and Thoroughbred horse breeding at farms in Georgia would generate tax revenues that support the provision of essential government services, including public education, police and fire services, and our municipal and county governments who, without such tax revenues, would be forced to further scale-back essential services and employment.

WHEREFORE, as evidenced by our signatures below, we support legislation to begin pari-mutuel wagering in conjunction with live Thoroughbred horse racing at Georgia Downs and we support Thoroughbred horse breeding at farms in Georgia.

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