Thoroughbred Racing is Possible in Georgia

Georgia Downs, and a group of business and civic leaders dedicated to bringing horse racing to Georgia, unveiled plans Jan. 16 for a mixed-use racetrack development designed by an architectural design firm.
If horse racing is approved by voters in the state, construction of the track would begin immediately and would be expected to take two years.  A site for the facility has yet to be determined.
The cost of the development was not disclosed.
“Our vision has always been for more than just a racetrack in Georgia,” said Marcus Smiley. “Our goal is to reinvent horse racing by combining a racetrack with a mixed-use development and park to create the ultimate fan experience at no expense to taxpayers. If horse racing is approved by voters, Georgia would become the home of a state-of-the-art track that is just as innovative as the new facilities for the Falcons and Braves.”

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