Percy Warner Park
May 11, 2019
The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track. In 2019, the race will celebrate 78 years for the Iroquois Steeplechase and more than seven decades of Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality, and Southern fashions.
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. Get tickets.
Join us for the next Frist Friday at the Frist Art Museum as an Iroquois Steeplechase speaker discusses the history of horse racing and the hunt in Nashville. Inspired by the exhibitions Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times and A Sporting Vision. Enjoy extraordinary art, live performances, interactive gallery activities, food and drink specials, and more! There will be a tailgating space giveaway during the event. Exhibitions are on view February 2–May 5, 2019. More Details.
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 accomodate groups of 20-120.
- Private Railside Tents
Can accomodate 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.
- Chamnpions 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.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to iroquoissteeplechase.org.
FOLLOW THEM YEAR-ROUND!
- 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.