Preparations Underway For Annual Iroquois Steeplechase
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- It's that time of year for a favorite Nashville tradition: The Iroquois Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park.
On Thursday, officials gathered to kick off the festivities with the drawing for post positions on race day.
Saturday will mark 71 years of racing and just like in years past, the event benefits Monroe Carell Junior Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
There's nothing like running in front of your hometown crowd. I mean I had some race horses run in some different places and I've been in different steeplechases but to have your horse to come across first over that line and have all those people cheering for you, for the hometown horse there's nothing like it," said Gigi Lazenby, who has two of her own horses racing on Saturday.
The first race starts at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at the gate are $15 and children 12 and under are free.