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  • Speechify rolls late in the Mr. ProspectorPosted 14 hours ago
  •  Rise Up skips away in a sloppy WoodchopperPosted 15 hours ago
  • Irish Mission best in the La Prevoyante Posted 15 hours ago
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  • Irish Jasper gets up for the win in the Gasparilla Posted 16 hours ago
  • California Chrome sports blinkers, covers 5F in 1:00.60 at Los Al (5/15)Posted 16 hours ago
  • Overcontrol announces himself with a strong debut performance at Gulfstream Posted 16 hours ago
  • Shared Belief refuses to lose in the Grade 1 Malibu! Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
Portrait of a Thoroughbred
Posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Enjoy part one (of two) of a selection of Heidi Carpenter's favorite photographs from 2014.
Posted Sunday, October 26, 2014
As much as I love the live racing at Keeneland, I must confess that my favorite part of the Bluegrass is visiting the horses. And not the horses at the track, but the ones residing at the various farms throughout the region.
Posted Monday, October 06, 2014
Seeing Wise Dan is indeed an experience, and this has been particularly true since his recovery from abdominal surgery in May this year.
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.
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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/