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  • Collected (3-5) wins the Precisionist by a pole.Posted 2 days ago
  • Irap (5-2) edges Girvin by a nose in the $500,000 Ohio Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Battle of Midway (1-9) cruises in a 4-horse field in the Affirmed.Posted 2 days ago
  • Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 5 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 5 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 7 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 8 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 9 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 9 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 9 days ago
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Portrait of a Thoroughbred
Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Nestled in the northwest suburbs of Chicagoland, Arlington Park is a pleasure to visit rain or shine. The latter came through for the 2017 edition of the Grade 3 Arlington Classic Stakes, a 1-1/16 mile turf route for three-year-olds.

With Shaun Bridgmohan up, Cowboy Culture earned his first graded stakes victory. Trained by Brad Cox, the Quality Road colt has a record of four wins in six starts.


Arlington Park bugler Monica Benson plays the call to the post.

With Jose Lopez up, Malroux runs away with the win in a maiden special weight.

Malroux, groom, and Jose Lopez after winning a maiden special weight.

Blackhawk Warrior and Nicolas Meza warm up in the post parade prior to a claiming race.

Laflowmylaxbro and Santo Sanjur warm up in the post parade prior to a claiming race.

Monday Pirate and Jose Valdivia, Jr. are much the best in a claiming race.

The horses go to post for race six.

Shezahotmama and Santo Sanjur are all alone as they reach the wire first in race six.

With Carlos Marquez, Jr. up, Fort Ridge gathers himself to jump shortly after winning an allowance race.

Fort Ridge and Carlos Marquez, Jr. jump after winning an allowance race.

Fort Ridge was rather nonchalant and pleasant as he jumped.

Perhaps he's demonstrating that he can be a steeplechaser or eventer, too!

Fort Ridge and Carlos Marquez, Jr. are led into the winner's circle after winning an allowance race by leaps and bounds.

With Channing Hill up, Fast and Accurate, who set the pace in the Kentucky Derby just weeks prior, does the same in the Arlington Classic Stakes. 

(Above & below) Cowboy Culture and Shaun Bridgmohan win the Arlington Classic Stakes.



Shaun Bridgmohan and Cowboy Culture are led into the winner's circle after winning the Arlington Classic Stakes.



Posted Monday, May 08, 2017
HRN's Heidi Carpenter braved the rain to capture Kentucky Oaks Day in photos.
Posted Monday, May 08, 2017
With the rush of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and a promising colt still fresh in our minds, enjoy the day all over again through the photos of Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Monday, April 24, 2017
On hiatus last year, the 1 1/8 miles Illinois Derby (G3) returned to Hawthorne Race Course for 2017. Once regarded a Kentucky Derby prep, the Illinois Derby has unfortunately been left out of the Derby points system.
Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Experience the biggest day of Keeneland's Spring Meet through the words and photos of Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Monday, December 26, 2016
Look back at the 2016 racing season through the beautiful photos of Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Sunday, November 27, 2016
Heidi Carpenter was there to capture Clark Handicap day/night in photos.
Posted Saturday, November 05, 2016
The turf and early afternoon slant of the California sun differed from yesterday's Distaff, but the result of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) was a flashback to the narrow margin of victory between supermare Beholder and superfilly Songbird in that race. Queen's Trust (GB) and Frankie Dettori won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf by a nose over Lady Eli, with Avenge third and Seventh Heaven (IRE) fourth. The final time for the 1-¼ miles was 1:57.75. Queen’s Trust, a homebred three-year-old Dansili filly, is trained by Sir Michael Stoute and owned by Cheveley Park Stud.
Posted Thursday, November 03, 2016
In the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf,, wondermare Lady Eli doesn’t need to look for her storybook ending to the year; she already wrote it.
Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016
With Tepin on the program, who would have guessed that it would be another turf mare who would steal the show.
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 Meet Heidi Carpenter

 

An equestrian since 1986, Heidi has loved horses for as long as she can remember. She fell in love with the sport and history of Thoroughbred racing as a young girl after reading about the great champions of yesteryear, including Man o' War, Lexington, Equipoise, and Citation.

Heidi has a great interest in the stories, connections and images abound in Thoroughbred racing. She also enjoys studying pedigrees and racing history.

Heidi lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband (who is also a racing fan) and four cats, and has her beloved horse, Limerick, boarded nearby. Registered as Amanda Bry, Limerick is a 1991-model OTTB mare that Heidi has had since 1996. Heidi also runs Racing Reviewer.

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