Horse lovers and party lovers are invited to enjoy a warm, spring Sunday afternoon at the Tennessee Grand Prix at Brownland Farm. The event is hosted by the Williamson County/Franklin Chamber of Commerce and Brownland Farm and sponsored by Tennessee Equine Hospital and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Haute hats, southern spring wear and the latest fashions are synonymous with the Iroquois Steeplechase
The Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators.
The Iroquois Steeplechase celebrates another year as partners with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and recognizes Parker Logan, 2011 Steeplechase child ambassador
Since 1981, the Iroquois Steeplechase has partnered with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and raised more than $9 million for the hospital.
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.