(A November Saturday in black and white / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

Another November Saturday, full of football rivalries and horse racing showdowns.

But for one person, there was only one place to be on this Saturday. Not in a football stadium, mind you. At Churchill Downs, you bet.

Another November Saturday, and our Holly M. Smith found herself knee deep in Churchill Downs dirt and taking photos of some of her favorite things:


Horse people…


And, more horses…

Here’s a few of her looks from Saturday:

Instant Coffee Wins G2 KY Jockey Club:


Cyclone Mischief:

Hoosier Philly Wins the G2 Golden Rod Stakes: 

Powerful, Is Just That:

A Horse to Pet:

Red Carpet:

KY Derby Winner Rich Strike:

A Look at Churchill Downs From the Backside:

The Player’s Son First Player: 


Mr Bob:


Key of Life:


Jockey Luis Saez Wins 6 on Saturday