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Official artwork unveiled for 80th Iroquois Steeplechase

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The Iroquois Steeplechase recently hosted an unveiling of the official artwork of the 80th anniversary of the Iroquois Steeplechase, to be held Saturday, June 26, at Percy Warner Park.

The official closed bidding was initiated at the unveiling, and the public is now invited to join in the bidding process online at

Iroquois Steeplechase President Marianne Byrd unveiled artist Topper Williams’ painting that will serve as the cover of the official program book. The piece was painted from a photograph taken by Tod Marks. 

Williams’ second painting, entitled “Mr. Hot Stuff and his Groom,” was also unveiled. It was painted from a photograph taken by local photographer Brenda Black.

Bids will close at the end of race day, Saturday, June 26. The entire price of each painting will benefit the Iroquois Steeplechase and is tax deductible.

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