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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 4 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 5 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 8 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 10 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 11 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 11 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016
On Saturday, Arlington Park hosted the Arlington-Washington Lassie and Arlington-Washington Futurity (Gr. III), both 7 furlongs on the Polytrack. For two-year-old fillies and two-year-olds, respectively, it was the 82nd running of each race.
Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Once a year, Arlington Park quietly dons its best attire and rolls out the red carpet. Always a gem of the Midwest, Arlington shines particularly bright on Million Day.
Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A beautiful day on the turf -- Check out Million Preview Day at Arlington Park in photos from Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Sunday, June 19, 2016
One Last Race’s flagship charity fundraiser, “One Last Race: 5k Run/Walk,” to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare was Saturday at the historic racetrack at Danada Farm in the Chicago suburbs.
Posted Sunday, May 29, 2016
Welcoming back the Arlington Classic and the Arlington Matron through the photos of Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Thursday, May 05, 2016
Heidi Carpenter's thoughts, notes, and picks leading up to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.
Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Ashland Stakes was short on entries but long on talent, as it shaped up to be a showdown between the undefeated Cathryn Sophia, the speedy Carina Mia, and Rachel’s Valentina.
Posted Monday, January 04, 2016
Horse Racing Nation photographer Heidi Carpenter shares her Favorite Photographs of 2015.
Posted Saturday, November 07, 2015
More Great Breeders' Cup Photos from Heidi Carpenter...
Posted Monday, November 02, 2015
Heidi Carpenter was there to capture the Breeders' Cup in Photos, starring American Pharoah, the horse of a lifetime.
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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, 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, Black Caviar, 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 also runs Racing Reviewer.

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