Iroquois Steeplechase

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Iroquois Steeplechase
Grade I race
Location Percy Warner Park
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Inaugurated 1941
Race type ThoroughbredSteeplechase
Website Iroquois Steeplechase
Race information
Distance 3 miles
Surface Turf
Track Steeplechase, national fences
Qualification Four-Year-Olds and Upward
Weight Four-year-olds, 142 lbs.; older, 158 lbs.
Purse $150,000

The Iroquois Steeplechase is an American Grade I NSA sanctioned steeplechase race run each spring at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

The race dates back to 1941, and has been held annually, except in 1945, due to World War II,[1] the Iroquois itself is the culmination of a card of races which usually includes five-seven preliminary races, both flat races and steeplechases. The race is named for Iroquois,[2] the first American-bred Thoroughbred to win the prestigious British Epsom Derby.[3] The race is three miles long, over national fences and for four-year-olds and over.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jen Todd (April 23, 2015). "Iroquois Steeplechase is a historical tradition". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://nashville.about.com/od/equestrianhorses/a/iroquois.htm An Inside Look at the Iroquois Steeplechase
  3. ^ http://nashville.about.com/od/historyandsites/a/iroquoishistory.htm History of the Iroquois Steeplechase
  4. ^ http://www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=7lgvz36wD%2bg%3d&tabid=280 Race Conditions (PDF)