The Iroquois Steeplechase 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 three miles over hurdles on a manicured turf track.

Buy your ticket below for Music City's most iconic spring sporting event!

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Tailgating Packages

All tailgating packages receive a 13’ x 18’ tailgating space, armbands for 8 people and two Lot T parking passes--with exception to those in The Meadows, which receive a 20x27’ space. Tailgaters may visit all other tailgating areas, including the Iroquois Shoppes and the Family Area. Additional individual tailgating armbands may be purchased here.

Phase 1: Renewals

OPENS: May 11, 2015 at 8 a.m.
ENDS: February 17, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Phase 2: Swaps      

OPENS: February 17, 2016 at 4 p.m.
ENDS: February 24, 2016 at 3 p.m.
*note the change to phase 2

Phase 3: Remaining Inventory Opens

OPENS: February 24, 2016 at 4 p.m.
ENDS: April 27, 2016 at 3 p.m.
*change due to leap year & late race date

Phase 4: Price Increase, Will Call Pickup

  April 27, 2016 at 4 p.m.


TOPSIDE

Our second most popular area, just north of Midfield with a good track view.

ALL-INCLUSIVE SPOTS

Bigger spaces in The Meadows, and all your tailgating essentials provided. 

  • One 20′ x 27′ tailgating spot in the Meadows (largest in the infield)

  • Two guest parking spots (Lot T)

  • Eight armbands with the option to purchase up to 12 extra armbands

  • One 10′ x 10′ tent

  • One table, eight chairs and a tablecloth

  • Additionally, catering options from select Steeplechase vendors will be available for those purchasing the All-Inclusive package. Your caterer will work one-on-one with you to create the perfect menu for the ultimate tailgating experience.

CENTERFIELD

Our largest tailgating area that always sells out the quickest.


STRETCH

Prime expanded rail-side viewing area as the horses head to the Paddock.

MIDFIELD

Located between the Centerfield and Topside areas for convenient location and a wonderful track view.

STIRRUP CLUB

Located hillside, the Stirrup Club has some of the best views!


THE TURN

Situated inside the track, it has its own Jumbotron so guests are sure to get premium action.

THE MEADOWS

This area features our most spacious tailgating areas (20x27’ space), so you can really spread out!

INDIVIDUAL ARMBANDS

Individual armbands provide access to all tailgating areas on the grounds, including the Family Area. 


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Individual Tailgating Armbands

Looking to join in the Iroquois Steeplechase tailgating experience, but don’t want to go with a big group? Here's your chance! These armbands provide access to all tailgating areas on the grounds, including the Iroquois Shoppes, the family area and the food truck section. Parking at Highway 100 is included, and a shuttle to and from the grounds will be provided.

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All-Inclusive Tailgating

If you’re from out of town, celebrating something special or are just looking for a hassle-free race day, consider our all-inclusive tailgating package in The Meadows that offers extra space, more people, and comes with everything included. What’s not to love? 

All-Inclusive Tailgating Tent

Price: $860 (8 Guests)

  • One 20′ x 27′ tailgating spot in the Meadows (largest in the infield)
  • Two guest parking spots (Lot T)
  • Eight armbands
  • Additional option to purchase up to 12 extra armbands
  • One 10′ x 10′ tent
  • One table, eight chairs and a tablecloth
  • Additionally, catering options from select Steeplechase vendors will be available for those purchasing the All-Inclusive package. Your caterer will work one-on-one with you to create the perfect menu for the ultimate tailgating experience.
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Family Section

This is an alcohol-free tailgating area located adjacent to Gaucho Road, which offers more flexibility in departure from race grounds and boasts a terrific play area for the kids and close proximity to the track for race viewing. Includes one 20′ x 27′ tailgating space for 8 people (children under 2 do not require an armband), and up to 8 extra armbands that may be purchased for additional guests. Guests may visit all other tailgating areas, and the Iroquois Shoppes.

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VIP & Catered Areas

The Iroquois Steeplechase offers five VIP options that give ticketholders a premium seat to the excitement, in addition to all-inclusive options. Options for individuals, and big companies too!


HUNT CLUB

Located along the box seats, this completely-tented area gives a front-row seat to the excitement. Ticket includes gourmet catered food and beverages, live music and one of the best views on the grounds in a prime location.

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TENTS IN THE TURN

Entertain in tented luxury, and leave the details to us. Located inside the track, rail-side, with plenty of room for cornhole boards. Accommodates groups of 20 up to 140 guests. Three package options, scaling in price.

HOSPITALITY VILLAGE

Entertain in tented luxury, and leave the details to us. Located on the hill beside the Box Seats, this area overlooks the track. Accommodates groups of 20 up to 140 guests. Three package options, scaling in price.


THE ZONE

Join 104-5 The Zone WGFX for the Zone Tailgate! Ticket includes complimentary food and beverage, and a chance to watch the race with your favorite radio personalities.

  • Tailgate with your favorite radio personalities from 104.5 The Zone, Nashville’s best sports talk radio station in this exclusive, private rail-side tent experience.

  • Includes one armband allowing private access to The Zone Private Tent within the Meadows area.

  • One Lot T parking pass.

  • The Zone will provide the food and beverages to make this special tailgate complete.
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SKYBOX SUITES

Each suite includes a climate-controlled environment with panoramic windows, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, wet bars, a private bathroom and more. 

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General Admission

Ticketholders will watch the excitement from the Hillside spectator area, where there’s primetime viewing to watch the horses stretch their legs and access to some of the tailgating areas, the Family Area and Iroquois Shoppes. A complimentary shuttle service from the Highway 100 parking lot to the General Admission is provided. Picnics and blankets are encouraged!

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RV Parking

A limited number of RV spaces are available along the track, in the area closest to the stables. Includes one 15’ x 30’ tailgating space, armbands for 10 people and two Lot T parking passes for accompanying vehicles, with up to eight extra armbands that may be purchased. Guests may visit all tailgating areas, the Family Area and the Iroquois Shoppes. This is part of the tailgating area.

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Box Holders

A long-standing tradition of the Iroquois, our box holders have access to the Iroquois Shoppes, as well as tailgating & family areas.

Box seats are sold out for the 2016 races--but please add your name to our waitlist for following years. If you are a current holder, please see below to renew your box & add additional hospitality options.  

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*Boxholders must renew by February 17, 2016 to retain their box.

IROQUOIS SOCIETY

$500 (Member) $275 (Guest) $100 (Youth) 
An exclusive venue for Box Seat ticket holders only, the Iroquois Society offers premium viewing of the races. Your Iroquois Society tent pass provides you with all-day gourmet food and beverage service in a luxury atmosphere, with exclusive valet parking and private restrooms.

 

PADDOCK CLUB

$200 (Adults) $75 (Youth)
This private party area, open exclusively to Box Seat guests, has sold out each year, so order your tickets early. The Paddock Club pass includes private restrooms, and all-day food and beverage service in a private tent located at the top of the Box Seat area.

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TURF CLUB

$50 (box lunch plus bar)
Leave your picnic planning to us by adding this box lunch service to your Box Seat ticket.  Includes a delicious boxed lunch with or without full beverage service throughout the day.

 

LOT M PARKING PASS

$50/car
Lot M parking is available for additional parking for box holders only. Price is $50 per additional parking pass. No tailgating is allowed in Lot M. 

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Charitable Deductions

The Iroquois Steeplechase is run by the nonprofit, 501c3 organization The Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation whose function is to manage and produce a world-class event and to promote the sport and the spirit of amateurism throughout the community. See below for the possible charitable deductions from your support of the Iroquois Steeplechase. 

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Guidelines & Questions

For questions, call our ticketing company at 800-619-4802 or tailgating@iroquoissteeplechase.org.