Editor’s Note:

We affectionately refer to photographer Holly M. Smith as “Always Working.”

That’s because she is.

And, she is working at the thing she loves the best: photographing Thoroughbreds in action.

On Sunday, the opening day of the Churchill Downs’ November Meet, Holly M. Smith was back at it.


Always working.

Always getting photos.

Always doing what she loves best. Watching and enjoying Thoroughbred racing and its’ most amazing athletes in the world.

Here’s a closer glimpse at what she saw on Sunday:

(South Bend is now 3-for-3 after winning the Street Sense Stakes)

(South Bend winning)

(Finite is infinitely beautiful)

(Chocolate Martini schooling)

(Photos by Holly M. Smith)