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Iroquois Steeplechase Kicks Off Online Auction

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Iroquois Steeplechase announced that its annual online silent auction kicks off today and will run through Monday, May 11.

Proceeds raised from the online auction will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. As the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Children’s Hospital has received nearly $10 million from the event proceeds since 1981.

“We’re very excited to feature so many amazing items from our partners and sponsors in the auction this year. From paintings and rugs, to jewelry and accessories, there is something for everyone,” said Libby Cheek, executive director of the Iroquois Steeplechase. “It’s a wonderful way to show your support for and give back to the Children’s Hospital.”

Items available for auction include:

  • Three oil on canvas paintings from the 2015 Featured Artist Phillip Crowe. Crowe’s “The Finish Line” immortalizes the essence of horse racing and captures the emotion and connection between a man and an animal. Crowe also created two smaller paintings, “Flat Out” and “Last Turn,” that embody the movement and swiftness of the racers in the Steeplechase event. These paintings are on display in Absolution at The Mall at Green Hills now through May 8. These paintings may be bid on separately. The starting bid for “The Finish Line” is $12,000, while the bidding prices for “Flat Out” and “Last Turn” start at $2,000 each.
  • Two wool rugs from The Nashville Rug Gallery. The 6’1” x 9’ Nepalese and 10’3” x 13’8” Turkish rugs are bound to spice up any room. Choose one of these beautiful rugs, which are on display at DIGS Interiors on Bandywood Dr. in Green Hills through May 8. The rugs can be exchanged for the value of the final paid price. The Nepalese rug has a starting bid of $2,800. The Turkish rug’s starting bid is $7,800.
  • Christine A. Moore Millinery has donated a Race Day Ladies Hat from her collection for bidders with style and flare. While Christine A. Moore designs a vast range of hats, she is best known for her wonderful racing styles, and NBC has referred to her as “the hat designer to the Triple Crown.” The starting bid of this hat is $325.
  • Jewelry set from Kendra Scott Jewelry, which includes a pair of earrings, a bracelet and necklace for those that love to accessorize. The beautiful jewelry brand has become a household fashion name to women and celebrities around the world. This jewelry set has a starting bid of $145.
  • Visit Music City has provided a backstage pass for two, which provides admission to 36 local hot spots and venues including the Carnton Plantation, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Symphony, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere and more. The pass also offers discounts at 16 local restaurants including Bar-B-Cutie Restaurant, Jimmy Kelly’s, Kitchen Notes and Music City Pizza. The starting bid is $650.
  • Jack Daniel’s bag toss game, perfect for outdoor fun with family and friends. The set includes two boards and eight beanbags and has a starting bid of $125.
  • A package with face and body products from Private Edition for beauty connoisseurs. Private Edition offers a wide selection with some of the finest beauty products on the market. With a starting bid of $100, this package includes a 75-minute Omorovicza waterbed facial and a professional spray tan.
  • A beach getaway to South Walton, Florida, provided by Visit South Walton, FL. This getaway package includes a four-night stay in a three-bedroom convo at any of the South Walton Wyndham Vacation Rental properties, a gift card to Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, a gift card to Serenity by the Sea spa and a Visit South Walton beach pack for everything needed to hit the beach. The entire package is valued at $3,575.
  • A pair of the official 75th Anniversary Iroquois Steeplechase Boots from Peter Nappi. Peter Nappi boots are designed in Nashville and handmade in Tuscany, with the ability to wear beautifully with time and age. These riding boots have a starting bid of $500.
  • Four passes to the Music City Food + Wine Festival. This package includes four all-access passes to the Grand Taste Event and the Harvest Night Dinner and Concert. Merchandise items from Music City Food + Wine Festival and $50 worth of Uber credits to be used September 19-20 are also included. Bids for this package start at $1,650.

For information on how to purchase items up for bid, visit or contact the Iroquois Steeplechase office at 615-591-2991. Winning bidders may collect their items beginning May 12 at the Iroquois Steeplechase office located at 203 Third Ave. N. in Franklin. For delivery, additional shipping fees are applied.

About the Iroquois Steeplechase

Held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, 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. Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received nearly $10 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit or call (615) 591-2991.