2016 STEEPLECHASE AT CALLAWAY GARDENS

PHOTOS BY S.SAXON AND R.CALIGARIS

 The third race of the day, The Crown Royal Maiden Hurdle, was sponsored by Crown Royal.

The third race of the day, The Crown Royal Maiden Hurdle, was sponsored by Crown Royal.

THE EVENT: November 5, 2016 marked the 32st annual Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens to benefit the arts in Columbus. Since its beginning in 1985 proceeds from The Steeplechase have generated over $3.3 million for arts related organizations in the Columbus and the surrounding area.

THE LAMPTON BRONZE: The award was established to honor Mason and Mary Lu Lampton, the visionaries who created the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens. This year’s recipients were Curt Elver and Aimee Horstman.

THE BENEFICIARES: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The
Historic Columbus Foundation, Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, The Springer Opera House, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Callaway Gardens.