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  • Farrell (4-5) rolls to victory in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.Posted 9 minutes ago
  • Hawaakom (7-2) rolls home late to win the Louisiana Stakes.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Away nearly a year, Early Entry (4-1) returns to best the favorites in the SM Sprint.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 4 days ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 6 days ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 6 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 6 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 7 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
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.
Posted Saturday, October 08, 2016
Great action on opening day at Keeneland is captured beautifully by HRN's Heidi Carpenter.
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.
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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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