The Valley View Stakes is named for Kentucky’s oldest recorded commercial business, the Valley View Ferry. In operation since 1785, the ferry crosses the Kentucky River to connect Fayette and Madison counties. The Valley View was inaugurated in 1991 and was run as a late-closing event through 1993. Pin Oak Farm, located near Versailles, Ky., began sponsoring the race in 2007.
Look back at Tiger Ride's victory in the 2015 Pin Oak Valley View: