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Iroquois Steeplechase rescheduled for June 26

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 16:40:30-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Due to health and safety concerns, the Iroquois Steeplechase was rescheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021.

The race was set for May 8, 2021, but was moved because of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

“The highest priority of The Iroquois Steeplechase, a 501(c)3 organization, is the safety of the patrons and participants," Iroquois Steeplechase Chairman Dwight Hall said in a press release. "We worked with Metro Parks to secure a date seven weeks later than our scheduled race. Ticketholders will be contacted directly with options for attending this year’s event. The Iroquois Steeplechase is one of Nashville’s most anticipated events and our community is positively impacted by the charities that benefit.”

Hall added, “Our team is reorganizing how the event will look to accommodate patrons in a safe manner. Please stay tuned as we will share those details at a later date.”

Last year's event was canceled due to the pandemic, but NewsChannel 5 held the 79th annual Iroquois Steeplechase virtually, in which 1987 champion Flatterer edged three-time champion Uncle Edwin by a neck in a photo finish.