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  • Champion Will Take Charge retiredPosted 1 hour ago
  • Miss Behaviour treats them badly in the Charles Town Oaks! Posted 17 hours ago
  • Pants On Fire much the best in the Wild and Wonderful! Posted 18 hours ago
  • Bayern smokes the field with a track record in the Penn Derby! Posted 22 hours ago
  • Thank You Marylou rolls them in the Dogwood! Posted 23 hours ago
  • Artemis Agrotera nailed La Verdad on the wire in the Gallant Bloom! Posted 23 hours ago
  • Untapable remains spotless against the fillies in 2014 with a Cotillion win! Posted 23 hours ago
  • Favorite Tale runs them off their feet in the Gallant Bob! Posted 1 day ago
  • Divine Oath rides the rail to score in the Grade 3 Kent! Posted 1 day ago
  • Princess of Sylmar has been retired. Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
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.
Posted Monday, August 18, 2014
Enjoy as Heidi Carpenter captures Arlington Million Day at Arlington International as only she can.
Posted Sunday, August 03, 2014
This week marks two years since popular turf mare Winter Memories retired. In honor of the gray lady's feats on the track, here is a re-run of a 2013 blog post commemorating her.
Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Heidi Carpenter captures all the beauty of great racing on the Arlington Park turf course.
Posted Monday, June 02, 2014
HRN Photographer Heidi Carpenter recently visited Our Mims Retirement Haven. Please enjoy as she captures the essence of a very special place.
Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Relive a beautiful Saturday at Arlington Park through the photos of Heidi Carpenter...
Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014
Heidi Carpenter captures a beautiful Illinois Derby Day through photos.
Posted Monday, April 14, 2014
Horse Racing Nation photo essayist, Heidi Carpenter, catches a beautiful day of racing all the way around at Keeneland on Blue Grass 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/