(A kiss on the cheek…er…head from trainer Steve Asmussen / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

The final weekend of the Churchill Downs’ Spring / Summer Meet is now in the history books, but the memories of both the final three days and the entire meet will linger on forever, in the minds and souls of many. It was Kentucky Derby 150, after all. A history making and changing event that bled into a most wonderful season of racing and celebrations.

Here’s a look through the eyes and lens of our great friend and ally — Holly M. Smith:

Idiomatic: 

Fortuna Mia: 

Daisy Duke: 

So There She Was: 

Adeera: 

Vodka With a Twist: 

Trainer Steve Asmussen: 

Gulfport: 

Mufasa: 

Gulfport: 

Trainer Steve Asmussen Wins Another “Trainer’s Title”

World Record: 

Raging Torrent: 

Dog Days of Summer:

And, They Are Off…

And, Racing…

Walkathon: 

Ben Hernandez: 

All Quiet On the Set…

Spiralizer: 

Moneyline: 

War Tax: 

Politicallycorrect: 

Trainer Chris Davis: 

Extra Anejo: 

Tumbarumba:

Frosted Grape:

Charge It: 

Happy American: 

Cagliostro