See our Photos from Steeplechase -with Hats,Proposals and More

The 75th Iroquois Steeplechase brings our area together for a day of horse racing,hats,and to benefit the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital.

And to much surprise of the attendees, the weather was much cooler than it has been in year’s past. Experiencing a spring winter referred to as “cotton britches winter” we saw men comfortably wearing sport coats and more women opting to wear pants than sundresses.  But if they went with their original plan of a sundress,there were plenty of coats and sweaters.

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Singing the National Anthem this year was Corrina Gill, daughter of Amy Grant and Vince Gill. Corrina and her father Vince Gill recently sang the National Anthem at the Predators Hockey game.

And just before the races began, there was a  proposal! Olivia and Michael got engaged right in front of the winner’s table shown on the jumbotron.