Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Steeplechase course- Percy Warner Park Nashville
This is another view of the Steeplechase course. The Iroquois Steeplechase is held here in May, and around fifty thousand people come out for it. Heavy rain during the races last year turned the field to a bog. I found several pairs of discarded high heels whose tipsy owners had abandoned them after the mud sucked them off their dainty feet. The Iroquois is a Society Event for the infield, and a beer-swilling party for the masses who get to sit on a hill covered with wet grass and ticks. I once met a woman whose wealthy husband merited the infield. "I hate the Steeplechase," she told me," I hate getting dressed up in my little silk dress and sweating like a pig".