(Soup and Sandwich this morning / Coady Photography)

Editor’s Note:

The sun was shinning on these old Kentucky bones this morning. Thank goodness. Until today, rain waters and mud puddles were the norm. But the horses didn’t seem to mind the moisture, and certainly appeared to enjoy the morning shine, too.

Here’s a look at a few of the top contenders on the grounds today:

Essential Quality:

Super Stock:

Known Agenda:

Midnight Bourbon:

Soup and Sandwich:

KY Oaks “Favorite” Malathaat: