Thousands expected to attend 74th annual Iroquois Steeplechase

Iroquois Steeplechase

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the annual Iroquois Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park on Saturday.

The event supports the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Over the years the race has raised millions of dollars.

The event is named after the first U.S. horse to win the English derby, Iroquois, whose silks were red and black.

Traffic around the park will be severely impacted. The eastbound lanes of Old Hickory Boulevard will close between Vaughn Road and Edinburgh Drive at 9 a.m.

Westbound lanes of Old Hickory Boulevard will close between Hillsboro Road and Highway 100 at 4 p.m. to let the crowd disperse.

Roads will reopen after the traffic clears.

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