Editor’s Note:

A winter wonderland no more, but for a few days the snow and ice turned Churchill Downs into the perfect place for a sleigh ride together with you. (To borrow a phrase from a Christmas song, or two.)

Here’s some looks back (thank goodness) as we all now turn our attentions to warmer thoughts and warmer temps as we head into the stretch drive for this year’s Kentucky Derby.

All photos courtesy of our great friend Kurtis Coady and the brilliance of Coady Photography, who is as masterful with the camera lens as any great artist is with either a pen or a brush: