Thursday, April 30, 2009

63rd Running of the Block House Steeplechase

Two Saturdays ago I rode up to Tryon, NC with some friends to attend the 63rd annual Block House Steeplechase. While perhaps a little more casual that the Iroquois Steeplechase, and not nearly as fratty as the Carolina Cup, the Block House was a lot of fun. We had fantastic weather and I'd love to go again next year. It is also fairly affordable compared to the other two. Here are some photographic highlights (since that's obviously what you're here for):

A view of the finish line from our tailgate spot

Another view from the tailgate spot

Some of the hounds that were paraded around before the races started

Part of our motley crew

A shot of Ralph's sweet pants

Charles, probably doing something badass

Two of at least a half-dozen Mercedes station wagons that I saw


Paul said...

Looks like fun... I'll be at the Iroquois Steeplechase next weekend. I get more excited for that day every year, more than my birthday probably!

heavy tweed jacket said...

Great looking weather and jolly looking tailgate. Did anyone venture a little flutter?