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Trio of Eclipse champions tangle in Music City
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Three Eclipse Award champions -- Demonstrative, Divine Fortune and Pierrot Lunaire -- have been entered to contest Saturday’s $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), the signature race of Saturday’s 74th annual Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville. Demonstrative secured the 2014 Eclipse Award winner as North America’s leading steeplechase horse with three consecutive Grade 1 victories last summer and fall, in order, the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park’s $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap and the $250,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J. Winner of the 2013 Calvin Houghland Iroquois, Demonstrative began 2014 with a sixth-place finish in the Calvin Houghland Iroquois.