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  • Australia's Hugh Bowman wins the Longines International Jockey Challenge.Posted 1 day ago
  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 4 days ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 5 days ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 5 days ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 5 days ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 5 days ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
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.
Posted Sunday, May 29, 2016
Welcoming back the Arlington Classic and the Arlington Matron through the photos of Heidi Carpenter.
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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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