Steeplechase Group Horse race

Iroquois Steeplechase

Steeplechase with Hounds
Get Your Tickets

Purchase your tickets now for Nashville's annual rite of spring, Iroquois Steeplechase. Get up close to watch horse races, live music, and experience a true Nashville tradition with fashion, food and fun. Children 12 and under are free and can spend the day playing games or riding ponies in the family area. 

Private Tents & Party Tents with Add-Ons

They have 5 different options for those looking for a private tent & party tent. You will need to choose depending on your group and where want to be located. Here are the options:

Private Hillside Tents
Can accommodate groups of 20-120.

Private Rail-side Tents
Can accommodate groups of 30-130.

Hunt Club Party Tent
You buy access to the tent which has live food and beverage, live music, royal restrooms, and more.

Fox Den Party Tent
You buy access to the tent which has music, food and beverage, and public restrooms.

Champions Corner Party Tent
You buy access to Champions Corner, Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes, and Family Area. There are food and beverages available.

Individual Admission with Add-Ons

Individual Tickets
Grants you access to the Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes, and Family Area.

Private Skybox Suites

Private Skybox Suites
Private, luxury restroom, a host or hostess, all day gourmet food and beverage, finish line view, and more.

Steeplechase girlfriends
Fun Facts
  • 2018 marked the 77th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase.
  • Even under threatening weather conditions such as the Nashville Flood of 2010, the Iroquois has run continuously since 1941 only taking one year off during World War II.
  • The list of Iroquois winners includes the greatest steeplechase horses in America. Five Eclipse Award winners – Flatterer, Lonesome Glory, Correggio, All Gong and Good Night Shirt – have won the Iroquois. Several others have competed in the race.
  • When Iroquois, the namesake of the Nashville race, became the first American-bred winner of the English Derby in 1881, Wall Street closed temporarily for a celebration.
  • The Iroquois Steeplechase grounds were constructed in 1936 as part of a parks improvement project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • The Iroquois draws an average crowd of 25,000 on race day.
  • Improvements to the Iroquois Steeplechase grounds that are paid for by the Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation from race proceeds provide year-round benefits and enhancements for the Equestrian Center at Percy Warner Park.
  • Since 1981, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase and has received nearly $10 million from the event proceeds.
Steeplechase Trophies
Iroquois Steeplechase Proceeds

Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has received over $10 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit