The Iroquois Steeplechase
Are you ready for the Iroquois Steeplechase? It has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941. The race is named after Pierre Lorillard's beloved "Iroquois," the first American-bred horse to win the English Derby. In 1981, the Iroquois Steeplechase was named as one of the primary beneficiaries for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. They have received more than $10 million from the Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation (VSHF) proceeds. The Iroquois Steeplechase staff, as well as the VSHF board, are involved with the hospital year-round contributing time, supporting endowments, and continuing the long-standing association of the event and the children.