Except as provided in this article, no business corporation hereafter organized under
this article or heretofore organized in pursuance of law for any purpose authorized
by this article, shall have any of the powers conferred by section two hundred three of this article until it shall have filed in the office or offices where its certificate
of incorporation was filed, a further certificate stating that its capital stock has
been fully paid in cash, and if claiming the right to conduct running race meetings,
that, except as may be authorized by the board, it actually maintains a racetrack
of not less than five-eighths of one mile in length or circumference, the location
of which shall be specified in such certificate. Such certificate shall be executed and acknowledged by its president or vice-president
and its treasurer or secretary, and verified by them to the effect that the statements
contained in it are true. In the case of racing courses to be used for running races or steeplechases, a license
from the state gaming commission must also be obtained in the manner hereinafter provided,
and such license be filed with such certificate.
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