(Maxfield returns home a winner / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

On Friday, the sun did shine very bright on all our Kentucky homes, but none brighter than on the big house that sits over on the West End of Louisville — The Churchill Downs.

Fans were back.

Racing was back.

Kentucky Oaks 147 was dawning.

And, our very own Holly M. Smith was there to help us celebrate and enjoy.

Here’s some of her looks. All Photos by Holly M. Smith: