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March 30, 2023

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Giddy Up for 2022 Iroquois Steeplechase

All children 12 and under can experience Iroquois Steeplechase free!

The 81st annual Iroquois Steeplechase will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Percy Warner Park (50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville). The annual race benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Attendees can expect glamour, fun and suspense, in addition to family activities like pony riding in the Family Area and the “Michael Stanley Stick Horse Race” for kids.

Stick Pony Races | Stick pony, The sporting life, Steeplechase

A time-honored tradition at the Iroquois Steeplechase is watching the kids compete in the Michael Stanley Stick Horse Race to win a $100 gift card to Phillips Toy Mart.

All children 12 and under can experience the event free! The Family Area is located in close proximity to the track for easy viewing and provides a fun and flexible area featuring free games and activities for kids accompanied by a parent.

The race has also recently announced the addition of its new Royal 615 Lounge located in centerfield. Advance purchase ticket prices for this new venue are available at

“Last year we saw a tremendous boost in centerfield with a younger crowd for Iroquois Steeplechase. We are launching Royal 615 Lounge to host guests who will enjoy DJ entertainment, craft cocktails and a vibrant vibe to celebrate Nashville’s rite of spring,” said Dwight Hall, Chairman of the Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee.

For race day information, click here.