Above: From left to right are Mark Reid, Ben Coates, Smith, Dexter Mayor Mitch Daubert and Kevin Moore.
Below: Helping to make Mike Smith Appreciation Day a success were the men responsible for a new sign in Dexter honoring the Triple Crown-winning jockey, a Dexter native. Smith will be honored with an invitation-only dinner at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds today. For more on Mike Smith Appreciation Day and how the sign honoring Smith was created, click here. (Ashley Vernon Photos)