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  • Tonito M. is much the best in the Oklahoma Derby! Posted 2 days ago
  • The well-bred Imperia rolls late to score in the Pilgrim! Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Eli kicks it in to run away with the Miss Grillo! Posted 2 days ago
  • American Pharoah strides out in the FrontRunner! Posted 3 days ago
  • Beholder a bit short, but still best in the Zenyatta! Posted 3 days ago
  • Tonalist impressively wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup! Posted 3 days ago
  • Main Sequence wins a thriller over Twilight Eclipse in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic! Posted 3 days ago
  • Private Zone battles his way to a 2nd straight Vosburgh! Posted 3 days ago
  • Stephanie's Kitten powers on by in the Flower Bowl! Posted 3 days ago
  • Belle Gallantey demolishes the field in the Beldame! Posted 3 days 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/