The Atlanta Steeplechase celebrates its 46th year with many favorite traditions as well as new ways to enjoy the Kentucky Derby of Atlanta.


Grab a hat and join the excitement of a day filled with thrilling horse races, hat contests, tent contests, a foxhound parade, skydivers, children’s activities, terrier races, frisbee dogs, shopping, people watching, as well as the return of the Fox Hunter Relay.


A crowd favorite, the annual Hat Parade and Contest is hosted this year by,  Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry and Cosmetic Laser Specialists. Look for fabulous prizes for that winning chapeau with categories including the Most Beautiful, Most Whimsical and Best Children’s Hat. Registration on-line at  or on-site starting at 11:00am – 12:00pm


Special guest Nic Cowan, an artist signed to Zac Brown's record label Southern Ground Artist, Inc. will perform the national anthem for eager fans. Look for the Camp Southern Ground Street Teams selling $20 raffle tickets to the Zac Brown Band concert on May 6th at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia. Winner will receive 2 concert tickets and 2 Eat and Greet passes. Raffle tickets can also be purchased by calling the Atlanta Steeplechase office at 404-237-4736.