Steeplechase: the people, hats, booze and boots!

70th Iroquois Steeplechase goers were prepared for the worst Saturday, as forecasters predicted a day full of rain at Percy Warner Park. Fortunately, there ended up being on and off showers that never really down poured on race attendees and conveniently kept the cicadas away. No doubt the weather played a role in this years wardrobe, there was a slew of fashionable rain boots, raincoats, ponchos and even garbage bags. Bold, bright colors dominated the ladies hats, while many opted for netting, feathers and veils. While the rain turned some away, nearly 25,000 still came to party and witness a repeat win by Tax Ruling. It was yet another successful year with high spirits, all while benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital.

Among those pictured in no particular order are:
Bill & Sarah hunter, Jere & Linda Ervin, Patti Connely, Joy & JR Roper, Hillary Pate & Will Denani, Sara Jo Houghland, Josh, Gloria Houghland & Susan Devine, Nancy Russel, Andrew Botts & Jim Marvin, Robb Mccluskey, Stacey Rhodes, Carol Conner & Patti Strange, Emily Williams & Candice Ruvalet, Walker Shell & Emily Wood, Tim McCready, Rob Shuler, Trevor Brown, Rebecca Moss Brown, Thomas Ryan, Tim Estes, Allen Clark, Adam & Kasey Dread, Anuj Jani, Kieron Kennedy, Victoria Jani & Kunel Jani, News 2′s Lori Mitchell and Amy Marsalis

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