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HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
Posted Monday, July 13, 2015
Saturday was Arlington Million Preview Day at Arlington Park, and no one captured the action better than Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday at Hawthorne was special to Heidi Carpenter for three reasons: the Sixty Sails Handicap, the 58th running of the Illinois Derby, and for personal reasons, race 4--a MdSpWt.
Posted Wednesday, April 08, 2015
There are not many places with more natural beauty than Keeneland, and Heidi Carpenter was there on Blue Grass Day to capture the action.
Posted Sunday, December 28, 2014
Heidi Carpenter is back with more of her most memorable photos from 2014.
Posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Enjoy part one (of two) of a selection of Heidi Carpenter's favorite photographs from 2014.
Posted Sunday, October 26, 2014
As much as I love the live racing at Keeneland, I must confess that my favorite part of the Bluegrass is visiting the horses. And not the horses at the track, but the ones residing at the various farms throughout the region.
Posted Monday, October 06, 2014
Seeing Wise Dan is indeed an experience, and this has been particularly true since his recovery from abdominal surgery in May this year.
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Heidi Carpenter captures all the action on her final visit of the year to beautiful Arlington Park.
Posted Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Before we say goodbye completely to Saratoga 2014, let's take in the beauty of the Spa through the camera of Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Heidi Carpenter, armed with her trusty camera, was on hand to bring you all the action from Saratoga's biggest day.
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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.

Always very visual and imaginative--as well as a romantic at heart--Heidi has a great interest in the stories, connections and images abound in Thoroughbred racing. She also enjoys studying pedigrees and racing history.

The first Kentucky Derby Heidi watched was in 1991, and the first racehorse she fell in love with was Cigar. Her all-time favorites include Ruffian, Man o' War, Dr. Fager, John Henry and Winter Memories.

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 has a B.A. in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago and is a writer for a local laboratory. Heidi also has a blog at: http://deafequinefanatic.blogspot.com/

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