Rubicon, a Lexington-based software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions, is the new sponsor of Keeneland's $150,000 GIII Valley View S., which will be run Friday, Oct. 29.
The Rubicon Valley View, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies, is named for Kentucky's oldest recorded commercial business, the Valley View Ferry, which has operated since 1785. The ferry crosses the Kentucky River to connect Fayette and Madison counties. Stunning Sky (Declaration of War) won the most recent edition of the race, formerly known as the Pin Oak Valley View S., in 2020.
“Keeneland is proud to have Rubicon join as sponsor of the Valley View,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. “The stakes sponsorship is a new dimension of the association between Keeneland and Rubicon, which began in December 2020 when Keeneland named Rubicon as its exclusive waste, recycling, and sustainability partner.”
Rubicon also becomes the presenting sponsor of Heroes Day, to be held Sunday, Oct. 24. Keeneland honors military, first responders, and health care workers with activities and recognitions throughout the day. The Fall Meet continues through Saturday, Oct. 30.