(Tough Love / 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:

Tappan Street: 

Everso Mischievous: 

Tappan Street & Invictus: 

American Promise: 

Just a little Side-Eye:

Rothko: 

Shes Jersey Tuff: 

Head of the Class: 

Rothko: 

Just a little walk, jog, gallop, er, ride(?) in the park…

Scylla: 

Mugen: 

Here’s the Spider: 

Scalable: 

Johnys Fireball: 

Strong Tide: 

Ottoman Fleet: 

Presentation of the 2024 Kentucky Oaks Trophy:

Free Like a Girl: 

Shotgun Hottie: 

Taxed: 

Scylla:

Occult: 

Xiegera: 

Scylla: 

Taxed: 

Javier Castellano: 

First World War: 

Brilliant Berti: 

Closethegamesugar & Rider Antinio Fresu:

2024 Kentucky Derby Trophy Presentation: 

Classic Causeway: 

The Best “Look” of the Day…

Kingsbarns: 

First Mission: 

Lucky #17?…

G1 Stephen Foster Stakes: 

Kingsbarns: 

Marlboro Man 2024?

Kingsbarns: 

The “Other” Green Jacket: 

The Tepin Stakes: 

Dancing n Dixie: