Post Positions Drawn for Saturday's Iroquois Steeplechase

 

The beautiful Percy Warner Park was the setting for this morning's Post Position Drawing, sponsored by FarmVet. The crowd -- which included sponsors, race committee members, owners and trainers -- gathered at the Steeplechase barn at 8AM for the traditional drawing and breakfast. Dwight Hall, chairman of the race committee, and Steven K. Heard, secretary of the race committee, oversaw the ceremony as sponsors and patrons of the event were invited to draw the post positions for each of Saturday's seven races from a leather bag. 

The number drawn indicates the starting position for each horse at the beginning of a race. The first post is closest to the rail and the last is furthest. 

Crowd favorites Scorpiancer and Dawalan will take the first and second posts, respectively, for the final race of the day, the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1).