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July 27, 1987 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
It was going to be a gold mine for investors, a boon to the state and local economy, and the jewel in the crown of Birmingham's efforts to restore its old "Magic City" title. Those were the expectations when this one-time steel center opened the dazzling, $84-million Birmingham Turf Club--the first thoroughbred horse racing track in the heart of Dixie and, Birmingham residents loved to boast, something that Atlanta, their longtime rival to the east, did not have.
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July 27, 1987 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
It was going to be a gold mine for investors, a boon to the state and local economy, and the jewel in the crown of Birmingham's efforts to restore its old "Magic City" title. Those were the expectations when this one-time steel center opened the dazzling, $84-million Birmingham Turf Club--the first thoroughbred horse racing track in the heart of Dixie and, Birmingham residents loved to boast, something that Atlanta, their longtime rival to the east, did not have.
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