(King Fury readies for next Saturday’s 147th running of the KY Derby / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

Things are warming up. We are getting ready for KY Derby Week 147. Heating up.

Now, let’s just hope the temperatures do likewise, right?

Here’s hoping.

Today, our very own Holly M. Smith went out to the big oval and took some photos of the world’s best horse flesh. Here’s a few looks at Oaks contenders. Here’s a few looks at Derby contenders.


As a bonus, some very nice looks at some of the world’s best older horses, too. Bonus photos.

Here’s what Holly has for us today:



The outrider:

Bonny South:

The Great Monomoy Girl:


KY Derby contender Medina Spirit:


King Fury:

Highly Motivated:

2020 KY Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil: