And down the stretch they come… Race day is filled with glamour, fun and suspense and you won’t want to miss a minute of it. The Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring event in Nashville and is packed with entertaining and exciting activities for all ages.
The Where and When of Steeplechase
77th Iroquois Steeplechase
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Percy Warner Park
2500 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37221
Gates open at 8:00 a.m. First race at 1:00 p.m.
Last race ends at approximately 5:30 p.m. with the featured race, the Calvin Houghland Iroquois.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Steeplechase Tailgating Contest judging. Winners will be announced during the races. Download the PDF for information on how to pre-enter the contest. GOOD LUCK!
10:30AM - 12:00PM
10:30AM - 5:30PM
Enter the Nashville Lifestyles' Steeplechase Hat Contest. Wear your best hat to Steeplechase and follow Nashville Lifestyles on Facebook or Instagram. Post a photo wearing your hat on the Steeplechase grounds, tag @NashvilleLifestyles and @TNSteeplechase with #NLHatContest and don't forget to make sure your account is public. Submissions will be accepted from 6:00am, Saturday, May 12 to midnight, Sunday, May 13, 2018.
First race begins. There are 7 races with approximately 40 minutes between each race.
Parade of Hounds
WHAT FUN YOU'LL HAVE
There is something for everyone at Iroquois Steeplechase. The day will be filled with fun entertaining activities for the kids to the Iroquois Shoppes and food trucks for the adults.
MICHAEL STANLEY STICK HORSE RACE
There are many families who have raised their children on the tradition of the Steeplechase! A time-honored tradition at the Iroquois Steeplechase is watching the kids compete in the Michael Stanley Stick Horse Race to win a $100 gift card to Phillips Toy Mart. Signup is located at the 99.7 WTN Tent in the Family Area.
FAMILY AREA AND TAILGATING SECTION
Bring the family along and start a new tradition. All children 12 and under can experience Iroquois Steeplechase free! The Family Area is located in close proximity to the track for easy viewing and provides a fun and flexible area featuring children’s activities. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Family Area will offer FREE games and activities for kids 12 and under who are accompanied by a parent.
EXPERIENCE THE FARE
NASHVILLE FOOD TRUCKS
We’ve made the Steeplechase experience easy! No need to worry about your tailgating fare, we’ve got you covered. Local food vendors are a part of the Steeplechase experience and we have plenty of options located throughout the tailgating areas for quick and inexpensive cuisine.