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Posts tagged ‘The Iroquois Steeplechase’

18
Apr

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE INTRODUCES 2017 CHILD AMBASSADOR

Nashville’s Rite of Spring Celebrates Race Season by Naming Honorary Chairs, Revealing Official Painting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Iroquois Steeplechase recently marked the official start of the pre-race season with the announcement of its 2017 Child Ambassador at the organization’s annual spring luncheon at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more »

3
May

The Iroquois Steeplechase Marks 70 Years as Nashville’s Annual Spectacle of Horse, Hats and Hounds

Iroquois Steeplechase Set for May 14, 2011

It all began in 1936 when Marcellus Frost suggested to John Sloan, Sr. that a hillside in Warner Parks would make a perfect location for an equestrian racecourse. It was several years later that President Franklin Roosevelt, through the Works Progress Administration, granted permission for a three-mile course to be built. In 1941, the first running of The Iroquois Steeplechase took place. Read more »