Iroquois Steeplechase

    The Iroquois Steeplechase (also known as the Iroquois Hurdle Stakes) is an American Grade I NSA sanctioned steeplechase race run each spring at Percy Warner Parkin 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 to seven preliminary races, both flat races and steeplechases. The race is named for Iroquois, the first American-bred Thoroughbred to win the prestigious British Epsom Derby.[2]

    Several winners of the race have been named American Champion Steeplechase Horse including FlattererLonesome Glory, Correggio, All Gong, Good Night Shirt, Pierrot Lunaire, Divine Fortune, Demonstrative, Rawnaq and Scorpiancer.

    Tickets
    Lot M Parking Pass
    $50

    Access to all Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Areas

    Available Parking in Open Parking Area

    Complimentary shuttle

    Food truck service or bring your own

    Public restrooms

    Premium Parking Pass
    $75

    Access to all Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Areas

    Available Parking in Open Parking Area

    Complimentary shuttle

    Food truck service or bring your own

    Public restrooms

    Individual Tickets
    $75

    Access to all Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Areas

    Available Parking in Open Parking Area

    Complimentary shuttle

    Food truck service or bring your own

    Public restrooms

    Fox Den
    The place to be in the Infield
    $75

    Food and Beverage included

    Music

    Public Restrooms

    Champions Corner
    Enjoy complimentary food + beverage all day in the Champions Corner tent!
    $125

    Access to Champions Corner, Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Area

    Available Parking in Open Parking Area

    Complimentary Shuttle

    Food and Beverage

    Access to Radio Personalities

    Railside View

    Hunt Club
    Ideal for networking and socializing
    $250

    Access to Hunt Club, Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Area

    Parking passes in Lot S – One pass for every two seats

    Complimentary shuttle

    Food and beverage

    Live music

    Finish line views

    Royal Restrooms

    Customizable signage for table of 10

    Tailgating Spaces
    NEW 4-PERSON PRICING
    $300

    13’ x 18’ Spot (Meadows 20' x 27')

    4 Individual Tickets

    Several locations to choose from: Topside, Centerfield, Midfield, The Turn in the Meadows, The Meadows

    Additional Individual Tickets Available for Purchase

    Additional Parking available in Open Parking Area

    Access to Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Area‍‍

    Complimentary Shuttle

    Food Truck Service or Bring Your Own

    Public Restrooms

    RV Tailgating Spaces
    (FAMILY AREA OR RV; 8-PERSON)
    $600

    13’ x 18’ Spot

    8 Individual Tickets

    Additional Individual Tickets Available for Purchase

    Additional Parking available in Open Parking Area

    Access to Tailgating, Iroquois Shoppes and Family Area‍‍

    Complimentary Shuttle

    Food Truck Service or Bring Your Own

    Public Restrooms

    Tailgating Equipment Package
    Upgrade your tailgating spot and take the worry out of tailgating
    $260

    10’ x 10’ Tent

    Available for purchase to all tailgating areas
    (1) 8’ x 30” Rectangle Table
    (8) Chairs

    Railside Tents 30 People
    (UP TO 30 PEOPLE)
    $3,000

    Entertain in tented luxury and leave the details to us.

    Located inside the track, railside, with plenty of room for cornhole boards.

    Railside Tents can accommodate groups of 30 up to 130 guests.

    Choose from three package options, scaling in price.

    Railside Tents 65 People
    (UP TO 65 PEOPLE)
    $6,500

    Entertain in tented luxury and leave the details to us.

    Located inside the track, railside, with plenty of room for cornhole boards.

    Railside Tents can accommodate groups of 30 up to 130 guests.

    Choose from three package options, scaling in price.

    Railside Tents 100 People
    (UP TO 100 PEOPLE)
    $10,000

    Entertain in tented luxury and leave the details to us.

    Located inside the track, railside, with plenty of room for cornhole boards.

    Railside Tents can accommodate groups of 30 up to 130 guests.

    Choose from three package options, scaling in price.

    Hillside Tents 50 people
    (UP TO 50 PEOPLE)
    $8,000

    Entertain in tented luxury, and leave the details to us!

    Located on the hill overlooking the track

    Hillside Tents are adjacent to the Box Seats.

    Secured areas can accommodate groups of 20, up to 120 guests.

    Hillside Tents 80 people
    (UP TO 80 PEOPLE)
    $12,000

    Entertain in tented luxury, and leave the details to us!

    Located on the hill overlooking the track

    Hillside Tents are adjacent to the Box Seats.

    Secured areas can accommodate groups of 20, up to 120 guests.

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    FAQ

    • The race grounds are at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
    • Gates open at 8:00 am. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:30
    pm. Post-time for first race is 1:00 pm. All spectators must
    be off the grounds by dusk.
    • Children 12 and under are admitted free when
    accompanied by an adult in all tailgating areas.
    • Tickets may be purchased on Race Day on-line, via or at
    the Will Call tent, located at 7179 Highway 100.
    • You must wear your armband at all times in areas where
    applicable.
    • No vehicle larger than a mini-van, SUV or a standard-sized
    pickup truck will be allowed in the reserved tailgating
    parking spaces. All vehicles in reserved parking spaces
    must fit within their designated space.

    • No possession or consumption of alcohol by minors, be
    prepared to show identification.
    • No kegs or drinking games. (ice luges, beer pong etc.)..
    • NO GLASS CONTAINERS of any kind.

    No pets are allowed on the grounds with the exception of
    service animals.

    Children 12 and under are admitted free when
    accompanied by an adult in all Tailgating Areas.

    • Armbands are non-transferrable and must be worn at
    all times in areas where applicable. Any duplication or
    counterfeiting of armbands will be punishable. Be prepared
    to show tickets or armbands at all entrances.
    • All vehicles must display the appropriate parking pass for
    their designated space.
    • Cars, trucks, small vans and SUVs are the only vehicles
    allowed in the following parking areas: Box Holder A&B,
    OTR, inside the track tailgating, Family Area, Stirrup Club
    Tailgating, VIP and Volunteer. NO buses, limousines, motor
    coaches, trailers or other wheeled vehicles.
    • RV tailgating is for RVs only, no cars trucks, vans or SUVs in
    RV area.

    No one who appears intoxicated will be admitted to the
    grounds.
    • Please be courteous of your neighbors.
    • No amplified bands or DJs. In-vehicle sound systems must
    be kept at acceptable levels.
    • No inflatable devices such as climbing walls, slides,
    obstacle courses etc.
    • No fireworks or pyrotechnics or firearms.
    • No display of advertising, banners or signs.
    • No propane grills.
    • No trailers.

    In the event of a medical emergency, immediately notify
    the nearest Medical Aid, Security, or Police personnel. Any
    calls to 911 from the grounds will be re-directed back to
    Medical Aid on site.
    • There are three different Medical Aid tents on the grounds.
    Locations are marked on the map by red crosses.
    Locations: In The Turn, the entrance to the Centerfield, at
    the Boxes
    • There are three (3) ambulances on site for emergency
    transport.
    • There are uniformed Metro Police Department officers and

    There are (7) races; the first starts at 1:00 p.m. and are
    approximately 30 minutes apart. Races are shown on
    (5) different Jumbotrons located on the Grounds and
    broadcast via loudspeakers.
    • Each race is a different length and has a number of
    challenges, such as the type of track (flat, brush, and
    timber) and number of jumps.
    • The Michael Stanley Stick Horse Race is for children ages
    3-10 and is presented by Phillips Toy Mart. It takes place on
    the track in front of the box seats after the 2nd race.
    • Between the 6th and 7th Race, there is the Parade of
    Hounds. The Pack of Foxhounds is paraded in front of the
    crowd in a tradition that dates back to the early days of the
    Iroquois.
    • The 7th race of the day is the Calvin Houghland Iroquois
    Steeplechase, named after the first American-bred winner
    of the English Derby. Iroquois retired to stud at near-by
    Belle Meade Plantation and is buried there.

    • The sale or promotion of merchandise or services is
    strictly prohibited except as authorized by the Iroquois
    Steeplechase.
    • The Tailgating Transfer Form can be located on the
    Tailgating page of this website.

    • One tailgating tent, 10’x10’ or smaller per space. Tents may
    NOT be professionally installed.
    • Awnings or staked tents are not allowed.
    • Tents that obstruct views and site-lines will not be
    permitted.

    • Please be responsible and saddle up with a designated
    driver!
    • Rideshare pickup and drop off will be at 7179 Highway
    100; see the Lyft/Rideshare Signs. This also includes Taxi
    pick up and drop off. All Rideshare participants will ride the
    shuttles into the Grounds; then walk to their designated
    ticketed area from there.
    • Guests with a government-issued ADA placard may use
    Gaucho Rd. off of Old Hickory Blvd (via Hwy 100) for ADA
    parking. You must have a ticket to gain entrance. There
    are approximately 60 spaces in this lot. The ADA Volunteer
    Committee will transport guests, via golf car, to their
    ticketed location on the Grounds.
    • Guests requiring ADA assistance can request at the
    information tents across the grounds.

    • The Parking Lot designations are as follows:
    • Iroquois Society Valet: Iroquois Society Box Holders
    • VIP Parking: VIP’s
    • Boxholder “A” Parking: Boxholders
    • Boxholder “B” Parking: Boxholders
    • Lot M: For those who purchased a Lot M Parking Pass
    • RV Parking: RV’s only
    • Stable Parking: Horsemen Parking
    • OTR Parking: Horsemen Parking
    • Vaughn Road Open Parking Lot: Guests of Tailgaters,
    Guests of Railside Tents, Guests of Champions Corner,
    RV Guests and overflow parking
    • Vaughn Road Open Parking Lot: Guests of Family Area,
    Hillside Tents, Guests of Hunt Club
    • Stirrup Club Parking: Stirrup Club
    • Lot O: Vendors, Volunteers, Press and Operational Staff
    • Cars left on the grounds overnight will be towed at
    noon on Sunday, May 12, 2019 by Metro Parks..
    • Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will issue
    citations, make arrests and/or remove guests from
    the premises as deemed necessary. Failure to honor
    Iroquois Steeplechase policies will result in expulsion
    from the grounds

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