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HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
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.
Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015
Breeders' Cup day one captured in photos by HRN photographer, Heidi Carpenter.
Posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015
An emotional farewell to Wise Dan, and a big day of racing at Keeneland for Shadwell Turf Mile day -- Heidi Carpenter was there to capture all the action.
Posted Monday, August 17, 2015
Check out all the action from Arlington Million Day through the camera lens of Heidi Carpenter...
Posted Friday, August 14, 2015
I visited Arlington Park Friday morning to catch some of the Arlington Million day contenders galloping.
Posted Monday, July 13, 2015
Saturday was Arlington Million Preview Day at Arlington Park, and no one captured the action better than 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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