Keeneland Opening Weekend: Through the Eyes & Lens of Holly M. Smith

(The beautiful Current and rider Jose Ortiz celebrate their last second win / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

What a beautiful weekend. Wonderful racing. Magnificent weather. Gorgeous Keeneland Race Course. The perfect setting for Holly M. Smith — our resident camera expert — to capture the amazing world of Thoroughbred racing through the lens of her camera and her own eye.

Here’s a glimpse:

  

We would all like to “beat the odds” – whether it is a simple bet at the track, getting a free ticket winner from your local lottery, or a little leaguer making it all the way to the major leagues. I have always kept to the expression, “You would rather be lucky than good.” Success normally takes most of the elements – perseverance, luck, being in the right place at the right time, elbow grease, etc. But the Pegasus World Cup? The world’s richest race? Now, a total purse of $16 million? The brainchild of one Frank Stronach? To be successful? It has beaten the odds.

“The Pressbox” Breeding Analyst, wrote about the 2nd running of the Pegasus World Cup
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    Gene McLean began his professional career in 1977 as a sportswriter and columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., and was recognized as one of the state’s best writers, winning the prestigious “Sportswriter of the Year” honor in 1985. Now the President and Publisher of The Pressbox, McLean sets ...

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