The stage is set for Saturday’s Steeplechase

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017

With less than 24 hours until the 71st annual Steeplechase begins at its new venue at 6881 S. NC Hwy. 9 in Green Creek, employees of Germack Audio/Visual Services and Sound Connection out of Forest City were setting up a stage for Saturday’s event. The race is now under the management of the Tryon International Equestrian Center and comes with a $150,000 purse, the largest in Steeplechase history, according to the TIEC website. Live music and free entertainment such as a skydiving exhibition and paintball shooting lanes will also be provided. (Photo by Michael O’Hearn)

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