(Sainthood gallops over the Churchill Downs’ main track / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

Sunday morning came down today. And, it was a great chance to catch a few early rays and a few glimpses of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

Our very own Holly M. Smith was there to capture the glory and the photos.

Here’s some of her looks:

Bath Time:

Jockey Marcelino Pedroza waiting for a leg up:

G1 Turf winner Arklow, with the side eye:

Field Day:


Raven’s Cry:



Aunt Pearl:

Arklow and Set Piece, from the Brad Cox barn:

Turf workers lined up and ready to go:


Following Sea:

Clairiere, a top KY Oaks contender:

Will’s Secret:

O Besos:

Concert Tour, who is declared from the KY Derby: