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Mar

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS, MAY 14, 2016

Photo by: Patricia Branan-Wendell

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 over hurdles on a three­mile turf track. Held the second Saturday of May each year at Percy Warner Park, May 14, 2016, will mark 75 years for the Iroquois Steeplechase and more than seven decades of Music City’s annual celebration of time­honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions. Read more »

25
Mar

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE NAMES 2016 CHILD AMBASSADOR BROOKLYN MORLEY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Iroquois Steeplechase and its beneficiary, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, have selected Brooklyn Morley—a second grader at Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School in Spring Hill, Tenn.—as the Child Ambassador for the May 14th event. Read more »

25
Mar

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE ANNOUNCES 75TH ANNIVERSARY’S HONORARY CO­CHAIR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — 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. Read more »

25
Mar

BROWN ADVISORY IROQUOIS CHELTENHAM CHALLENGE OFFERS $500K BONUS Leading U.K., American Steeplechase Races Connect Centuries-old Tradition

NASHVILLE, Tenn., and CHELTENHAM, England – 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. Read more »

25
Mar

NINE LATE NOMINATIONS TO 2016 TRIPLE CROWN

LOUISVILLE, KY. (Wednesday, March 23, 2016) – The roster of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible to compete for the honor of succeeding Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah as the 12th horse to sweep the American Triple Crown has climbed to 377 after nine horses were made eligible for the coveted three-race series during its late nomination phase that closed just before midnight (EDT) on Monday, March 21. Read more »