(Trainer Bill Mott and Assistant Trainer David Carroll survey the scene / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note: 

It’s Tuesday. It’s getting closer by the moment. And, the moments are getting more fun by the day.

Here’s our looks at the Churchill Downs backside and all the activities from our very own Holly M. Smith — one of the best to ever peer through the eyeglass of a camera.

Hope you enjoy:

Like the King:

Snack Time:

Competitive Spirit:

Pass the Champagne:

Hot Rod Charlie:

Crazy Beautiful:

 

Moraz

Marcuja:

Highly Motivated:

Hozier:

Coach:

Travel Column:

Super Stock:

Sainthood:

Known Agenda:

HOF Trainer Bill Mott and Mark Casse’s Assistant Trainer David Carroll Monitor:

Clarirere:

HOF Trainer Bob Baffert:

Travel Column: