(Brad Cox has a “Keeneland Look” / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

What a wonderful weekend to kick-start the Keeneland October Race Meet. Some wonderful horses. Some wonderful races. Some wonderful finishes.

And, some wonderful opportunities to capture it all in wonderful photos.

They have always said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m a firm believer that is true. So, here’s, well, about a million words worth. From our very own Holly M. Smith:

(Trainer Brendan Walsh after Maxfield’s victory in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Awesometank getting saddled in the Keeneland saddling area / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Awesometank is a beauty / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Blue Prize and jockey Joe Bravo head to the winner’s circle after the G1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes — for the second straight year / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Is racing truly “dying” as some suggest? Really? Maybe it’s time to accentuate the positive. Right? / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(One of the greatest places on Planet Earth / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Next Shares sparkles under the sun / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Engage was truly engaging / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Glorious / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Smiles for Peace Achieved / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

(Jockey Mitchell Murrell stands out from the crowd / Photo by Holly M. Smith)