(The great Bricks and Mortar — 2019 Horse of the Year)

Editor’s Note:

Here is a look back at the 2019 Eclipse Awards winners through the eyes and lens of our very own Holly M. Smith. While Holly was not nominated for an Eclipse Award this year, it is simply a matter of time. The young lady has the work ethic of a tobacco farmer. The young lady has the talent of a 5-Star recruit. The young lady has the demeanor of an angel. The young lady has the character of your most trustworthy friend. And, the young lady has the touch of an artist.

Simply put, she can capture your soul with a click of a camera.

Here’s her 2019 “Eclipse Album:”

(British Idiom — the 2YO Filly Champ — wins the G1 Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland)

(Vino Rosso — the Older Male Champ and winner of the 2019 BC Classic — gets a work over the main track at Churchill Downs)

(Maximum Security — the 3YO Male Champ)

(The grand Covfefe — the 3YO Filly Champ)

(Chad Brown — the Champion Trainer)

(The grand Bricks and Mortar — the 2019 Horse of the Year)

(Irad Ortiz, Jr. — the Champion Jockey)

(Mitole — a true Dirt Champ; a true Sprint Champ)

(Midnight Bisou — the Champion Older Female)

(Uni — the Champion Grass Female)