Last fall, officials from the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, Tennessee and Cheltenham Racecourse in the United Kingdom announced a $500,000 bonus to any horse that could win both the Iroquois and the Cheltenham World Hurdle within one calendar year. Now the Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation has boosted the purse on the American side to $200,000, a $50,000 increase.
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The Iroquois Steeplechase is an iconic sporting event that has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track! Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, we are Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions. See below for fast facts about #TNSteeplechase:
NASHVILLE, TN (Wednesday, April 6) Patricia Branan-Wendell– The 75th Iroquois Steeplechase season kicked off today with the Spring Luncheon with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.