(Catching Freedom / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

(Sierra Leone / All Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

Here are a look at the prospects and suspects for this year’s 150th Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, through the eyes and lens of our great friend and ally — Holly M. Smith.

Don’t know how lucky we are to have forged such a bond with one of the best in the equine photography industry ever, but, as they say, we would rather be lucky than good.

Here’s a few of her looks on Tuesday morn:

Candied: 

Trainer Todd Pletcher surveys his operation and horses: 

Fierceness: 

Domestic Product:

Regulatory Risk: 

Sierra Leone:

Sierra Leone:

Leslie’s Rose:

Mystic Dan: 

Candied: 

Into Champagne: 

Dornoch: 

Catching Freedom: 

Gin Gin: 

Just a Touch: 

Encino: 

Domestic Product: 

Sierra Leone:

Where’s My Ring: 

Regulatory Risk: 

Catalytic: 

Forever Young: 

Resilience: 

Catching Freedom:

Tarifa: 

Just a Touch: 

Catching Freedom: