iroquois steeplechase

McNeilly, Stein show that support can last a lifetime

John Stein and Bob McNeilly Jr. were students at Vanderbilt University decades apart. One studied biology, the other education. One was a Nashville native, the other from Florida.

Steeplechase again set to saddle up for Children’s Hospital

Nashville and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are gearing up for another year of one of America’s premier horse racing events, the Iroquois Steeplechase, now in its 74th year.

Photo: Steeplechase 2014

This year’s Iroquois Steeplechase drew more than 25,000 spectators to Percy Warner Park.

New events on tap for this year’s Iroquois Steeplechase

The 2014 Iroquois Steeplechase, Nashville’s annual spring horse racing tradition, has selected one of Vanderbilt’s own as an honorary co-chair and also announced a new pre-race event — a golf tournament.

Events have long history of making a huge impact

They are touchstones on the Nashville calendar — Iroquois Steeplechase and the Music City Tennis Invitational usher in spring. The Eve of Janus is a celebration of summer. Christmas Village kicks off the holiday season.

Photo: Steeplechase support

Steeplechase representatives recently presented the funds raised during this year’s Iroquois Steeplechase to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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