Trinity Meadows Grandstand To Be Torn Down, But Reminders Of Its Past Will Remain

by | 08.12.2017 | 2:08pm

Texas' Trinity Meadows Race Track has been closed for over 20 years, but its 9,000-seat grandstand is still a visual icon for the locals, reports the Star-Telegram. As expansion approaches the edge of the property, however, construction company Wilks Development has made plans to tear down the old grandstand. It will be replaced by more housing, but Wilks plans to keep the memories of the track alive.

“We thought of anything and everything to figure out how we could save the building,” said president Kyle Wilks. “Everyone is sensitive about what happens to it and what ultimately comes of it. How do you take something that is in such disrepair and memorializes it, so people don't forget?”

Plans include using the grandstand's beams to build a bridge, and placing the timing poles at strategic locations around the development. A grave and marker memorializing a local horse will even remain in position.

Read more at the Star-Telegram.

  • TwoBays

    Change is the only constant. I still remember warm summer mornings there, riding everything; quarter horses, Arabians, and TBs

  • Jay Santos

    Coolest day ever there was when horse racing columnist Gary West was banned from the press box for “now and forever” by the Three Stooges that owned the place for criticizing the management for something that was completely accurate. He relocated to the first floor along with fellow horse players and beer drinking buddies and everybody had a big laugh over it.

    RIP Trinity Meadows and PLEASE leave good ol’ Breezin Lad to lie in peace….

    What a tough and gutty little horse!

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