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Post Positions Announced

Post Positions Announced

Knowing there are 68 horses vying for a victory at the 72nd running this Saturday, crowds anxiously gathered at Percy Warner Park today for the Iroquois Steeplechase post position drawing.

Led by Dwight Hall, Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee chairman, the drawing determined horses’ saddlecloth numbers for Saturday’s eight races and their order on the starting line, including the feature race: the Calvin Houghland Iroquois Grade I Hurdle Stakes. Positions were drawn by honored guests, announced by Hall and recorded by Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee Coordinator Marianne Byrd.

Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee President Albert Menefee officially started the drawing with the historic ringing of the bell. In Iroquois tradition, the bell was painted with stable owner Ed Swyer’s race colors—black and white—in honor of the fact that his horse, Arcadius, won last year’s feature race, the Iroquois.

Post positions for the $15,000 Guilford Dudley, Jr. Memorial Flat Race (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. PRIZED PUPIL (John H. Baffa, Tommy Lee Jones)
  2. GIACOMETTI (Robert A. Kinsley, Thomas H. Voss)
  3. KISSIN’ CANDY (Karen M. Gray, Karen M. Gray)
  4. CAT FEATHERS (Riverdee Stable, Kate Dalton)
  5. ALBURJ (Mrs. S. K. Johnston Jr., Janet Elliot)
  6. DREAMIN FOOL (Virginia Lazenby, Doug Fout)
  7. CANNALITA (Michael Baum, Desmond Fogarty)
  8. HE’S A FIREBALL (Magalen O. Bryant, Neil R. Morris)
  9. JAMARJO (Irvin S. Naylor, Brianne Slater)
  10. WALK EASY (Farm d’Allie Racing, Doug Fout)
  11. WOLVERTON (Daybreak Stables, Jimmy Day)
  12. LILLEHAMMER (Riverdee Stable, Kate Dalton)

Post positions for the $20,000 Division I: The George Sloan and John Sloan Sr. Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. PRIDE OF THE FLEET (Rebecca Shepherd, Lilith Boucher)
  2. BANNOCKBURN (Bruce D. Gibbs, Desmond Fogarty)
  3. LABONTE (Rose Marie Bogley, Richard L. Valentine)
  4. SYROS (Mrs. S. K. Johnston Jr., Jack Fisher)
  5. TEMPT ME ALEX (Robert A. Kinsley, Thomas H. Voss)
  6. DICTATE (John K. Griggs, John K. Griggs)
  7. YOUNG BOHEMIAN (Augustin Stables, Richard L. Valentine)
  8. NADAL (Hudson River Farms, Jonathan Sheppard)
  9. MR. UNIVERSO (Leslie F. Young, Leslie F. Young)

Post positions for the $35,000 Bright Hour Amateur Hurdle (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. CUSE (Karen M. Gray, Karen M. Gray)
  2. SUMO POWER (Manown Kisor Jr., Michael Berryman)
  3. DUGAN (William L. Pape, Jonathan Sheppard)
  4. RAINERO (Augustin Stables, Richard L. Valentine)
  5. GAWAARIB (Rosbrian Farm, Ricky Hendricks)

Post positions for the $75,000 Marcellus Frost (Grade III) Hurdle Stakes (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. EXTRAEXTRAORDINARY (Clorevia Farm, Doug Fout)
  2. SULWAAN (Magalen O. Bryant, Jimmy Day)
  3. MR. HOT STUFF (Mrs. S. K. Johnston Jr., Jack Fisher)
  4. SPORTY (Rock Ford Stables LLC, Julie Gomena)
  5. INTI (Meritage Racing LLC, Cyril Murphy)
  6. DARKWATCH (Silverton Hill LLC, Leslie F. Young)
  7. BLACK QUARTZ (Irvin S. Naylor, Brianne Slater)
  8. POWEROFONE (William L. Pape, Jonathan Sheppard)
  9. WILD FOR GOLD (Eugene E. Weymouth, Janet Elliot)
  10. ROYAL BONSAI (Riverdee Stables, Richard L. Valentine)
  11. FOG ISLAND (Mrs. William L. Pape, Richard L. Valentine)

Post positions for the $50,000 Margaret Currey Henley Sport of Kings Filly & Mare Hurdle Stakes (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. FLYING FRISKIE (Marilyn S. Ketts, Lilith Boucher)
  2. THE GREY EXPRESS (Gregory D. Hawkins, Janet Elliot)
  3. EURO POWER (Octoraro Stables, LLC, F. Bruce Miller)
  4. CUBIST (Jonathan Sheppard, Jonathan Sheppard)
  5. WELL FASHIONED (Magalen O. Bryant, Doug Flout)
  6. KISSER N RUN (Clarke Ohrstrom, Richard L. Valentine)
  7. QUIET FLAINE (Magalen O. Bryant, Doug Flout)
  8. MAYA CHARLI (Kingfisher Farm, Jack Fisher)

Post positions for the $20,000 Division II: George Sloan and John Sloan Sr. Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. TENNESSEE BEND (Mrs. S. K. Johnston Jr., Desmond Fogarty)
  2. SHARP NUMBERS (Woodslane Farm, Jack Fisher)
  3. WILDCATTER (Armata Stables, Thomas H. Voss)
  4. ANNUAL UPDATE (Mrs. William L. Pape, Richard L. Valentine)
  5. CASUAL CREEPER (Magalen O. Bryant, Jimmy Day)
  6. WAIT OUTSIDE (Richard Santulli, Jack Fisher)
  7. KING TING (Kinross Farm, Neil R. Morris)
  8. TATTIE BOGLE (Mark H. George, Karen M. Gray)

Post positions for the $50,000 Mason Houghland Memorial Timber Stakes (HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. GRAND PRIDE (Woodslane Farm, Jack Fisher)
  2. FARNDALE (Mrs. Thomas H. Voss, Thomas H. Voss)
  3. ED’S BIG BET (Kinross Farm, Neil R. Morris)
  4. WORRIED MAN (Harold A. Via, Jr. Jack Fisher)
  5. TAX RULING (Irvin S. Naylor, Brianne Slater)
  6. OLD TIMER (Kinross Farm, Neil R. Morris)
  7. GATHER NO MOSS (Manown Kisor Jr., Michael Berryman)
  8. JEWEL OF THE WEST (Rosbrian Farm, Tara Elmore)

Post positions for the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Grade I) Hurdle Stakes  HORSE’S NAME, followed by owner, trainer):

  1. ORGANISATEUR (Irvin S. Naylor, Brianne Slater)
  2. DEMONSTRATIVE (Mrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr., Richard L. Valentine)
  3. CORNHUSKER (Armata Stables, Thomas H. Voss)
  4. MOTOLOF (Mrs. Calvin Houghland, F. Bruce Miller)
  5. LAKE PLACID (Irvin S. Naylor, Brianne Slater)
  6. SLIP AWAY (Kenneth L. Ramsey, Thomas H. Voss)
  7. DIVINE FORTUNE (William L. Pape, Jonathan Sheppard)

The 72ndIroquois Steeplechase will once again benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the first race of the day will take place at 1 p.m. at Percy Warner Park.

For information, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.

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 more than $9 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org or call 1-800-619-4802.

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