(Mr. Misunderstood wins his 5th Stakes event at Churchill Downs in the G3 River City Stakes / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

Saturday for a day for the guys.

Or, at the very least, for the Misters, Mister.

In the G3 River City Stakes, Mr. Misunderstood split several key rivals late in the stretch to win his 5 race in 6 races over the Churchill Downs’ turf course and capture the major event of the day. He captured the Stakes.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Monomoy — a half-brother to the great champion Monomoy Girl — reminded a few of his more famous sister by running off to an impressive victory in a Maiden Special Weight race. He captured the imagination, and, still, what might be the future.

And, right there amongst them, was our own Holly M. Smith.

And, she captured them both.

The Present Star — Mr. Misunderstood.

The Future — Mr. Monomoy.

It was a day for the Misters, Mister.

(Mr. Monomoy was pretty impressive before the race, during the race and after the race at Churchill Downs on Saturday / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

(Mr. Misunderstood / Photos by Holly M. Smith)