(Mystik Dan after winning the 150th Kentucky Derby / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

Holly M. Smith is one of the kindest, nicest, and generous people you will ever know or meet in your life. Comes naturally, mind you. Her parents are the same way.

When we embarked on this journey, with the creation of “The Pressbox,” I truly don’t remember how I met or was introduced to Holly. Just happy as a lark that it was done. In addition to becoming one of my best friends in this business, whom I don’t see nearly as much as I would like, she is the most trustworthy, dependable, and professional people the world has either met or has not met, yet.

On Saturday, she was back at work, toting her camera around and snapping photos of anything that moved — either quickly, like horses, or not, like most humans.

Here’s her amazing looks of Kentucky Derby 150.

I am so lucky to have Holly Smith in my life.

Now, she can be in yours, too.

Pure Fun…

Pure Force…

The Views…

Cogburn: 

Vavha…

Chili Flag…

Carbone…

Seize the Grey…

Nash…

Seize the Grey & Trainer D. Wayne Lukas with Pat Day…

Trikari…

Gun Pilot…

Roses Galore for Kentucky Derby 150…

A Leap of Faith…

Wynonna Rocks The National Anthem: 

Program Trading and Rider Flavien Prat: 

 

T O Password: 

Steve Buttleman, Riders & Horses Up…

Dornoch: 

Sierra Leone: 

Mystik Dan: 

Just Steel: 

T O Password: 

West Saratoga: 

Domestic Product: 

Fierceness: 

Resilience: 

Track Phantom: 

And, the 150th Kentucky Derby Goes To…Mystik Dan…