The fabric of our great city would not be the same without the tradition of family, friends and steeplechasing on the second Saturday of May.
— Dr. Steven A Webber, Honorary Chair, 2016 Iroquois Steeplechase

Nashville's Rite of Spring Since 1941

The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators annually to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles and timber on a manicured turf track. 

Held the second Saturday of each May, this iconic sporting event is Music City's annual celebration of time‐honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions.

The Iroquois is proud to be supported by many widely-recognized local businesses. Due in large part to these valuable sponsorships, the event has received worldwide attention and coverage and continues to make notable contributions to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and other local organizations year after year.