Editor’s Note:

The lighting was not perfect.

The conditions were a little less than ideal.

The weather played some havoc.

But the horses were all that mattered. And, the subjects on Friday were spectacular in the eyes and lens of our very own Holly M. Smith.

Take a look at her looks. They are nearly as brilliant as the characters that she painted with the brush of her hand and the canvas of her camera:

The beauty of the horse:

Code of Honor:

Essential Quality:

Hog Creek Hustle:

Silver State:

And, of course, the winner of the G1 Clark: Bodexpress