Lexus Store of Lexington to Sponsor Keeneland's Raven Run Stakes

The Lexus Store of Lexington has signed a three-year commitment to sponsor Keeneland's Raven Run Stakes (gr. II), to be run Oct. 22. The purse was increased to a minimum of $250,000, up from $200,000 in previous years.

After just seven runnings, the Raven Run has became a grade II race, drawing top fields of 3-year-old fillies.

Past Raven Run winners have included multiple grade I winner Sightseek, multiple graded stakes winner Yell, and multiple stakes winner Darling My Darling.

"The Raven Run draws the best horses and horsemen from around the country in this class," said Keeneland's Director of Racing, Rogers Beasley. "Our partnership with the Lexus Store of Lexington will help us strengthen an already outstanding race."

The Lexus Store of Lexington is the only Lexus dealer in central Kentucky. Keeneland officials view their partnership with the dealer as a way for two central Kentucky-based entities to work together and create a national presence.