We spent every weekend and summers at dirt tracks in Texas, or when times were good, paramutual tracks in Louisiana and New Mexico, watching our dad's quarter horses sprint a quarter mile for a whole 21 seconds.
My paternal grandfather, Odell was right in step and never missed a race either. In fact, he got his nickname "Odie Mac" at some track along the way.
As I was sourcing fabric for this season I came across a lovely woolen, ombre plaid that reminded me of "Odie Mac" and one of the coats he use to wear. I had to do some digging, but sure enough, I uncovered a photo of him at the Columbus racetrack in a handsome, western-cut, plaid coat. It was inevitable that I would do my own version of a woolen plaid for this season and doubtless name it "Odie Mac".