THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE THRIVES AFTER YEAR OFF
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 80TH anniversary of the Iroquois Steeplechase took place Saturday, June 26 at Percy Warner Park. The race, which benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, exceeded goals set by organizers.
“This year’s race couldn’t have gone better,” said Dwight Hall, Chairman of the Iroquois Steeplechase. “Thank you to all of our sponsors for their help in making this race possible. Congratulations to all the winners and their horses.”
Iroquois Steeplechase President Marianne Byrd said, ”It appeared the crowd was more dense than it has been in a decade. Our community raced to participate in Nashville’s first major event in 18 months.”
There were new additions to this year’s race festivities, including the Taverns on the Turf, the Action 24/7 “Free to Play” contest and Diamond Cellar’s Hermes Lounge.
The winners of this years Iroquois Steeplechase are;
- – Race 1: Mighty Mark trained by Katherine Neilson and ridden by Skylar McKenna
- – Race 2: Chief Justice trained by Cyril Murphy and ridden by Jamie Bargary
- – Race 3: Princeville trained by Doug Fout and ridden by Barry Foley
- – Race 4: Keri’s Find trained by Keri Brion and ridden by Parker Hendricks
- – Race 5: The Mean Queen trained by Keri Brion and ridden by Thomas Garner
- – Race 6: Storm Team trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Graham Watters
- – Race 7: Snap Decision trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Graham Watters
Thank you to the sponsors; Action 24/7, Aloompa, Amazon, American Business Solutions, Andrews Transportation Group, AT&T, Berry Farms Animal Hospital & Spa, Brown Advisory, Brown Forman/Jack Daniel Distillery, Christine A Moore Millinery, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Compass Real Estate, Concord Road Animal Hospital, Core Civic Foundation, Diamond Cellar & Hermès, Do615, Ernst & Young, FarmVet, Fusion Site, Gus Mayer, Hyatt House Cool Springs, Lipman Brother LLC/RS Lipman Co, Mars Equestrian, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wade, Mr. Lowry Watkins Jr., Ms. DeeDee Wade, Nfocus, NashComm, Nashville Lifestyles, Phillips Toy Mart, Performance Food Group, Pro Comp, Publix Super Market Charities, Puryear & Noonan, CPA’s, RH Boyd, Row & Associates, Seabrook Island Real Estate, Signs First, Sophisticated Living, StyleBlueprint, Tennessee Equine Hospital, The Houghland Foundation, The Justin Valere Blair Potter Foundation, The Motor Enclave, The Nashville Sign, The Tennessean, TriGreen Equipment, TVV Capital, Westlight Studios, WTVF News Channel 5, Your Williamson, 95.5, 99.7, 103.3, 104.5, 92.Q.
About Iroquois Steeplechase
The Iroquois Steeplechase is an iconic sporting event that has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941. Normally, held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, the annual event attracts more than 25,000 spectators and is Music City’s celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and southern fashions. The event also supports several philanthropic causes and has donated more than $10 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt since 1981. To learn more about Steeplechase, visit ww.iroquoissteeplechase.org.