Saturday, May 9, 2015

Well, We Were a Bit Early for Nashville's Iroquois Steeplechase


On Wednesday, we were forced off I-65 because of an accident near Franklin, Tennessee, and ended up taking around six roads to bypass Nashville and get to Clarksville.  And these were some of the most beautiful driving we've ever done, even though having the feeling that we were lost much of the time.  Nancy, our British GPS gal,  helped tremendously.

At one point we started seeing all these signs for some sort of a big event taking place on May 9th (today) as we drove by and then we saw a stone sign for Iroquois Steeplechase.

Liz finally figured out what roads we were on and we located Iroquois Steeplechase.

I looked it up on Wikipedia.

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE is an American Grade 1 NSA sanctioned steeple chase race held each spring at Nashville's Percy Warner Park.  It dates back to 1941 and has been held annually except 1945 when it was cancelled because of World War II.

It gets its name from Iroquois, the first American-bred Thoroughbred to win the prestigious British Epsom Derby.

The race is three miles long, over national fences for four+ year olds.

Missed by just three days.

Reckon I'll Have to Do Some More Research on Steeple Chase Races.  --RoadHorse

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