PLANET COWBOY TAKES ON STEEPLE CHASE 2021

PLANET COWBOY TAKES ON STEEPLE CHASE 2021

It may be our First year in Nashville
…but it’s the 80th Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase.

Saturday, June 26, 2021
STOP BY OUR TENT AND COME MEET OUR NASHVILLE TEAM, 
SHOP, DRINK, MAYBE EVEN GET A ROCKETGIRL TEMPORARY TATTOO OR A FUN HAT !
Order your boots or hats online, or give us a call at (615) 739-5789 prior to race day and we can have your purchases at our tent ready for you the day of the race to pick up at your convenience!



Come check us out! We will have boots, hats, t-shirts, bolo ties and fun temporary rocket girl tattoos. We’ve got you covered, so if your feet start to hurt the day of the event, we’ll have a few for you to buy on the spot. If you order a pair of boots the day of the event we'll ship them to you the following week. 
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HISTORY OF STEEPLECHASE...

       The Iroquois Steeplechase event is held in Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning in 1941, with one year off during World War II, the race has been run continuously at Percy Warner Park on a course inspired by Marcellus Frost and designed by William duPont. The Queens Cup Steeplechase is held annually on the last Saturday of April at Brooklandwood, a farm and estate in Mineral Springs, North Carolina, about 20 miles (32 km) from Charlotte. The Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (formerly known as the American Grand National) is held each October at the Far Hills Races in Far Hills, New Jersey and draws about 50,000 spectators for a single day race-meet. It is the richest event in American steeplechasing with a purse of $500,000. During the 1940s and 50s, the Broad Hollow Steeplechase Handicap, the Brook National Steeplechase Handicap and the American Grand National were regarded as American steeplechasing's Triple Crown.Kentucky Downs near Franklin, Kentucky (original Dueling Grounds Race Course) was built in 1990 as a steeplechase track, with a kidney-shaped turf circuit. At its inception, the track offered some of the richest purses in the history of American steeplechase including a $750,000 race. The track has undergone numerous ownership changes, with steeplechase races playing an on-and-off role (mainly off) in the track's limited live race meets.

    Ever since Steeplechase came to Nashville in 1941, families have passed down box & stadium seats from generation to generation. Some have even been fought over during divorces and will readings. On the Hillside of the event, people will tailgate, bring their own grills and pop up for the day! There are so many sides to the Steeplechase event. You’ll just have to be there to experience it first-hand.

    In addition, their organization supports other deserving non-profits and charities, such as Friends of Warner Parks. The VSHF pays special attention to the preservation of the Percy Warner Park grounds, and all improvements to the Iroquois Steeplechase grounds are paid for by the foundation from race proceeds.

    Just like the Kentucky Derby, everyone dresses up. Men wear wild colored suits. Woman wear their Sundays best and fancy hats!

    A steeplechase, also known as “Jump Racing”, is a horse race over fences combining the raw power of the flat racing Thoroughbred with the precision and impulsion of high speed cross country jumping, creating a sport that is both thrilling and exciting to watch to fans and the uninitiated the world over.

7 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE

  • Did you know a horse lover created the official painting for this 75th year anniversary of the race? It will be sold during the online auction.
  • The race started 7 decades ago in 1941 and is still considered Nashville’s rites of spring.
  • The Iroquois has had a cross- Atlantic rivalry throughout its history
  • This year a winning horse could earn more than $850,000 by crossing the finishing line first in both races, considering their individual purses and the Brown Advisory Cheltenham Iroquois Challenge.
  • The thoroughbred horses in the race are all 4 years old or older.
  • Box seats are already sold out for 2016 Steeplechase
  • The Steeplechase is named after the winner of the first race—Iroquois, the first American-bred thoroughbred to win the prestigious British Epsom Derby . A confidant of FDR, as in former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, helped start the race.

 WHERE TO FIND US...

SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

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