(“Oh What a Night” at Churchill Downs on Saturday for “Downs After Dark” / Photo by Holly M. Smith

Editor’s Note:

Our very own (or we like to claim her as one of ours, any ole’ way), Holly M. Smith, was on location at Churchill Downs on a warm, humid and balmy September Saturday Night and caught some great looks and better action.

Take a look at some of the highlights under “The Lights:”

(Jockey Gerald Melancon — better known in the Louisiana backlands as “G Money” — captures the Lukas Classic on Mocito Rojo / Photos by Holly M. Smith)


(How about these reactions after Mocito Rojo’s great win? / Photos by Holly M. Smith)


(Jockey James Graham gives the “Flying Victory” sign after winning the Jefferson Cup on Spectacular Gem / Photos by Holly M. Smith)


(Trainer Jimmy Baker celebrates after Spectacular Gem and Graham win the Jefferson Cup / Photos by Holly M. Smith)


(Mr. Freeze was hot to trot during and after his big win with jockey Robby Albarado in the Ack Ack Stakes / Photos by Holly M. Smith)