§19-23-24. §§19-23-18 to 19-23-23 inapplicable to horse racetracks already constructed and established.
Nothing contained in sections eighteen through twenty-three of this article shall apply to any horse racetrack heretofore constructed and established in this state and at which horse race meetings have been held or conducted by the owners or operators thereof under and pursuant to licenses issued by the racing commission in accordance with the provisions of this article or the former provisions of this article. The construction and establishment of any new or additional horse racetrack within a county in which a horse racetrack has heretofore been constructed and established and operated under licenses issued by the racing commission, whether by the persons owning and operating such existing horse racetrack or others, shall be subject to all of the provisions of this article.