Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge Kicks Off May 17th, Public Invited to Celebrate

Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge Kicks Off May 17th, Public Invited to Celebrate

We're hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Watch Party on Thursday, March 17 to view the first leg of its recently announced Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge!

The public is invited to Sam’s Place in Belle Meade from 8:45-10:45 a.m. to watch the live telecast of Cheltenham Festival's Ryanair World Hurdle race, which is of particular interest to Nashville: the first-place winner of the March 17th contest will have a chance to take home a $500,000 bonus if he/she crosses the pond to win Iroquois’ own Calvin Houghland Iroquois race, sponsored by Bank of America, in Nashville on May 14th. 

Meet Brooklyn Morley: 2016 Child Ambassador

Meet Brooklyn Morley: 2016 Child Ambassador

In conjunction with our beneficiary, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, we are proud to announce that Brooklyn Morley—a second grader at Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School in Spring Hill—has been named as the Child Ambassador for our May 14th event!

Brooklyn, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was just two years old, is currently in remission from the childhood cancer. After receiving two years of treatment from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Brooklyn visits the clinic every three months for checkups and lab work. 

(NSA News) $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Tops Spring Season

(NSA News) $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Tops Spring Season

Coming off a record-breaking year, the National Steeplechase Association will offer a spring racing season with $2.6-million in purses, an increase of nearly 6% over 2015 actual payments to horse owners.

Highlighting the spring season will be the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), whose purse was increased $50,000 from 2015. The three-mile feature of Nashville’s Iroquois Steeplechase is the spring’s only Grade 1 race and annually attracts the sport’s top competitors.

Dr. Steven Webber of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to Represent Beneficiary

Dr. Steven Webber of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to Represent Beneficiary

The Iroquois Steeplechase and its 501(c)3 organization, the Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation, have selected Steven Webber, M.B.Ch.B, of Nashville as its 2016 honorary co-chair of the 75th Iroquois Steeplechase to be held May 14.

As the pediatrician-in-chief of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Webber was nominated to represent the hospital and its long-standing relationship with the race for his work to improve the lives of children in our region through Vanderbilt Children’s missions of clinical care, discovery and education of the next generation of pediatricians.

Champions Party With Peter Nappi, Jan. 28

Champions Party With Peter Nappi, Jan. 28

Peter Nappi is opening its Germantown showroom this month to raise awareness and drive membership numbers for the Iroquois Alliance, the young professionals group that supports the nonprofit Iroquois Steeplechase.

Those who attend the Steeplechase Champions Party on Thursday, Jan. 28, will be treated to live music, food and Steeplechase’s signature cocktail, the Honey Jack Julep—plus a chance to win a pair of special-edition Peter Nappi Viviana boots. The luxe equestrian item, valued at $750, was specially crafted by the brand to commemorate the 75th Iroquois Steeplechase.

Nashville's Iroquois Steeplechase Announces its 2016 Featured Artist

 Nashville's Iroquois Steeplechase Announces its 2016 Featured Artist

May 2016 will mark the 75th year of Nashville’s rite of spring, the Iroquois Steeplechase, as Music City’s annual celebration of the time-honored traditions surrounding horse racing in Tennessee. Among those traditions is the selection of a Featured Artist by The Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the Steeplechase.

Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge Offers $500K Bonus

Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge Offers $500K Bonus

Equestrians in the 17th century British Isles would race cross-country to the tallest church steeple, a tradition that has evolved into one of the most popular styles of modern horse racing over hurdles. Now the two most iconic steeplechase races in the United States and the United Kingdom are offering a $500,000 bonus to any horse that wins both races within a year.