Weatherford Democrat


September 4, 2008

Mystery and legend

Trinity Meadows still alive and waiting


Barrel racers, cutting horses, ropers and other non-racehorses are kept to the outside lane.

“I tell them, your horse may stop when you pull up on the reins and yell, ‘Whoa,’ but a racehorse won’t. It will run over you.”

When the rain finally quit and I prepared to take my leave, I asked Ferrell the same question I’d asked all the other horsemen that morning as I had pickup-hopped between the track and the barns. Would Trinity Meadows ever reopen as a parimutuel facility? He squinted his marble-blue eyes and shrugged.

“I get depressed waiting for it,” he said. “I’m not cut out for politics, but Mr. Dunnegan ... he’s the biggest optimist I know. He believes racing will come back to Weatherford.”

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