(Saddles for all occasions / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

There’s few things in life better than night racing at Churchill Downs. And, there’s even fewer things more beautiful and breath-taking than some of the images captured and painted on camera by our great friend — Holly M. Smith.

This past Saturday, we had both.

Here’s a few looks from the brilliant:

The Day Starts Early…


Seneca Overnight Stakes: 

Everso Mischievous: 

Slip Mahoney: 

The fans…so many fans…:

The Bourbon Trail Stakes: Accredit

Slip Mahoney: 

The Looks and Scenes of Horse Life: 

And, the Night Ends Late: