For the second year in a row, the Iroquois Steeplechase has partnered with Christine A. Moore of Christine A. Moore Millinery and Nashville retailer Gus Mayer for the annual Spring event which will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017.
A familiar name in the fashion niche of the horse racing world, Moore was first named the “Official Milliner” of the Iroquois Steeplechase in 2016 for its 75th Anniversary event and quickly came on board for a second year. Her pieces are sold in Tennessee exclusively at Gus Mayer -- a longtime supporter of Steeplechase and a favorite of the event’s patrons when it comes to shopping for race day fashions.
“Christine is passionate about racing events and producing hats and fascinators that are comfortable, sophisticated and add to the glamour and overall experience of a day at the races,” said GeorgeAnn Dingus, Director of Sponsorship and Development for the Iroquois Steeplechase. “Gus Mayer has been a valuable sponsor of ours for many years, and the decision to continue a relationship with both their team and with Christine is an honor for us.”
The public is invited to join the Iroquois Steeplechase team for a Watch Party live from England’s largest sporting event. The first leg of the million-dollar TVV-Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge will be shown live from the UK’s Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 16 at Sam’s Place from 9:15 a.m. until 11 a.m. Complimentary brunch and beverages will be served.
The telecast of the Grade One Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle is of particular significance to Nashville. The Cheltenham Challenge was recently renewed with a new title sponsor -- local private equity firm TVV Capital -- and the winner of the Hurdle will be qualified to travel to the U.S. this May to compete in the Calvin Houghland Grade One Stakes at the Iroquois Steeplechase for the chance to win a $500,000 bonus.