• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 2 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 3 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 3 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 3 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 3 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 4 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
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.
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.
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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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