(Maxfield after winning the G1 Clark at Churchill Downs / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

It was a full day. And…nearly a full night. It was not a full moon, but it included a day of sun and light.

Through it all, the chill and thaw, our very own Holly M. Smith was there to capture the sights with her trusty camera and her faithful eye. Through thick clouds. Through thin sunset. Through thick and thin.

Here’s a few looks from Churchill Downs on “Black Friday,” when the only persons shopping were the bettors looking for a good bargain and the horse people searching for a solid buy.

The Great Maxfield Exits A Winner in the G1 Clark:

Night Oops on a Beautiful Night:

Militarist:

Midnight Bourbon before Midnight:

King Fury:

Happy Saver:

So Long Old Friend: