(Malathaat cruising along Friday morn / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

It is one week away from the KY Oaks. Seven days. And, the Oaks this year is not even in May. Wow.

Time is closing in. Time is upon us. Time is of the essence. And, time to tell who are the true contenders and the wannabe pretenders.

Here’s a few looks from our very talented and own Holly M. Smith. She was there this chilly morn to capture the glory just for us.

Soup and Sandwich: 

Competitive Speed:

Hozier:

Turf Expert Colonel Liam:

Florent Geroux and former great rider Pat Day:

The Great One: Monomoy Girl:

Promise Keeper:

Sanenus:

Coach:

Malathaat:

Midnight Bourbon:

Search Results:

King Fury:

Sainthood / Sainthood & Known Agenda:

Caddo River:

Concert Tour:

Starrininmydreams: