Steeplechase Facts and Benefits Vanderblt

IROQUOIS FACTS

2016 marks the 75th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase.

Even under threatening weather conditions such as the Nashville Flood of 2010, the Iroquois has run continuously since 1941 only taking one year off during World War II.

The list of Iroquois winners includes the greatest steeplechase horses in America. Five Eclipse Award winners – Flatterer, Lonesome Glory, Correggio, All Gong and Good Night Shirt – have won the Iroquois. Several others have competed in the race.

When Iroquois, the namesake of the Nashville race, became the first American-bred winner of the English Derby in 1881, Wall Street closed temporarily for a celebration.

The Iroquois Steeplechase grounds were constructed in 1936 as part of a parks improvement project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
The Iroquois draws an average crowd of 25,000 on race day.
Improvements to the Iroquois Steeplechase grounds that are paid for by the Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation from race proceeds provide year-round benefits and enhancements for the Equestrian Center at Percy Warner Park.

Since 1981, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been the official charity of the Iroquois

Music City New Years Eve Bash

MUSIC CITY NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH ON BROADWAY
HANK WILLIAMS, JR. • BLACKBERRY SMOKE • ROBERT RANDOLPH • BRETT ELDREDGE • KOPECKY FAMILY BAND • STRIKING MATCHES

Ring in the new year and rock out the old with Music City and thousands of your closest friends at Nashville’s New Year’s Eve party on Lower Broadway. Bring your party hats. Make some noise. Count down to the fireworks and midnight “Music Note Drop®”!
Nashville is one huge party with the Predators on 12/28, a Titans game on 12/29, the Music City Bowl on 12/30 (Get Bowl Tickets!) and the Music City Bash on Broadway with Hank Williams Jr. and more on 12/31! Don’t miss a minute! You’re going to need a souvenir t-shirt to remember this NYE so plan to purchase your Bash on Broadway t-shirts! Available now in the Music City Marketplace and on site at the Bash on Broadway merchandise booth at 2nd Avenue & Broadway Dec. 29-31.

The Music City New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway is where you want to be for the end of this year – and beginning of next.

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November in Nashville

7 – Dancing with the Nashville Stars
8 – Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors at Cannery
9 – Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon
9 – Making Merry in Berry Hill
9 – Meet Your Best Friend at the Nashville Zoo
10 – Titans vs. Jaguars at LP Field
13 – Amos Lee at the Ryman
14 – Titans vs. Colts at LP Field
15 – Justin Timberlake at Bridgestone
15-on – A Country Christmas at Opryland
15-17 – Christmas Village at TN State Fairgrounds
16 – Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky at Vanderbilt
16 – Wounded Warrior Project 8K
17 – Music with a Mission Benefit at Schermerhorn
17 – Free Family Day at the Frist
17 – Gungor at Marathon Music Works
22-24 – Flea Market at TN State Fairgrounds
23 – St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. at Centennial
26 – Paramore at Bridgestone
28 – Thanksgiving
28 – Boulevard Bolt 5K
30 – Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest at Vanderbilt

Tennessee Titans Select Alabama G Chance Warmack

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans continued to upgrade their offensive line this offseason, selecting University of Alabama guard Chance Warmack with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 317-pound Warmack was widely considered the top guard and one of the top overall players in this year’s draft class.

Warmack joins former Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre as likely starters on Tennessee’s revamped offensive line.

Warmack appeared in 45 games for Alabama, starting his final 40 contests at left offensive guard after appearing in his first five college games as a reserve right guard. He produced 49 touchdown-resulting blocks while clearing rush lanes for individual ball carriers that recorded 25 100-yard performances during Warmack’s time in the starting lineup. He Also recorded 316 key blocks/knockdowns for the Tide.

Warmack was an unanimous first-team All-American and first-team SEC selection in 2012. He was penalized just twice on 805 offensive plays, pacing a veteran-filled front wall with 37 pancakes, a total of 128 knockdowns/key blocks and 19 touchdown-resulting blocks, as the Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker) quarterfinalist allowed just 3.5 of the 23 sacks yielded by the front wall (Tide ranked 46th nationally with an average of 1.64 sacks allowed per game) on 315 pass plays.

The two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Arkansas and Mississippi State) and three-time Alabama Offensive Player of the Week (also vs. Auburn) blocked for 10 100-yard rushing performances this season and 25 in his career, as he helped open holes for a rushing offense that ranked 16th in the nation with an average of 227.5 yards per game, in addition to paving the way for the Tide to generate 445.5 yards per game in total offense.