One of the greatest pleasures on Earth, I am convinced, is getting introduced and getting to know people that you have previously not been acquainted with or known. It opens so many doors, and eyes, and imaginations.
Such has been the case and pleasure this Spring, Summer and now Fall with Holly M. Smith. One of the nicest people I have ever had the chance to meet, and now call “friend.” I even refer to her now as “our own,” as you can tell in the headline.
But what makes Holly so very special is a personality, and smile that matches her amazing talent to capture — on camera — the best Thoroughbreds in the whole, wide world. She does so in a way that also captures their heart and soul. And, she does in such a way that it captures your heart and soul, too.
And, in her own special way, she introduces you to her friends — the horses.
Here is her look at Breeders’ Cup Week. I hope you enjoy her vision as much as we do:
(The great Enable, in the top left corner, along with Will Call, on the top right)
(Yoshida, on the far left in the middle row; with a goat from the barn of W. Bret Calhoun; and the grand Bellafina on the far right)
(HOFer Bob Baffert talks about Game Winner; Lone Sailor schools in the paddock; and My Gal Betty is just so pretty)
Now, the horizontal looks:
(The morning fog introduced us all to Churchill Downs in November; and majesty caught in black & white)
(Promises Fulfilled comes at you; and Monomoy Girl runs away from you — and everyone else, for that matter)
(And, the gritty, gutty Bucchero)
Thanks, Holly, for all the glimpses of greatness.