Nashville's Rite Of Spring Since 1941
“The Iroquois Steeplechase helps some of the most important causes in our city with its support for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Friends of Warner Parks. We’re fortunate to have this event raising millions of dollars for charity. Here’s to another 75 years of horses, hurdles and hats!” - Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
IROQUOIS BOILER PLATE
The Iroquois Steeplechase is an iconic sporting event that has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track. Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is Music City's annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions.
Those who attend enjoy areas for families, well-appointed tents and individually organized tailgates where the emphasis is on race day pickings, larger-than-life hats, Honey Jack Juleps and crowd-pleasing recipes. More importantly, guests support a cause at the heart of the event: Since being designated as the official charity in 1981, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $10 million from Iroquois Steeplechase proceeds.
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