78th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase

78th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase (photo from Iroquois Steeplechase)

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV)  - The 78th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase began during a soggy Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

Despite the rain and tickets increasing in price from $20 to $75 dollars, the event drew its normal crowd. Organizers told News4 the event had about 25,000 spectators in attendance.

For a list of winners and video from the event, click here.

The day's big winner was Scorpiancer, who won the seventh and final race, the Calvin Houghland Iroquois. Scopiancer is owned by Burton Street-US, trained by Jack Fisher, and ridden by Sean McDermott. Surprising Soul placed second and Moscato placed third.

The first race was the the Green Pastures Hurdle. The winner was Sportswear owned by KMSN Stable, trained by Jonathan Sheppard, ridden by Gerard Galligan.

Lord Justice won the second race. Lord Justice is owned by Bruton Street-US, trained by Jack Fisher, and ridden by Michael Mitchell.

The third race finished around 2:40 p.m. The Marcellus Frost Champion Hurdle winner is City Dreamer owned by Riverdee Stable, trained by Jack Fisher, ridden by Sean McDermott.

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