ReRun, Inc., the Kentucky-based horse adoption program, is again conducting a fund-raiser in which Moneighs will be offered at auction on eBay.
Moneighs are colorful, abstract paintings created by famous racehorses. The horses paint with non-toxic paints on archival paper, and the works are embossed with the Moneigh trademark and include a lock of the horse's mane. Each Moneigh comes with a photograph of the horse either creating the art or posing with their finished piece.
Included among the Moneieghs that will be offered on eBay between Oct. 12 and Dec. 1 are works by Smarty Jones, Silver Charm
, Point Given
, Funny Cide, and Tiznow
, among others. The Moneigh by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Funny Cide will include a halter worn by the dual classic winner.
"When Moneighs have been offered at private auctions in Lexington, Kentucky and Saratoga Springs, New York, some brought upwards of $5,000 with an average of $1,000," explained Shon Wylie, executive director of ReRun. "When the Smarty Jones Moneigh sold for $2,000, we received numerous requests from race fans across the country asking us to make these one-of-a-kind pieces available to everyone, not just a select few. That's what we are attempting to do with the eBay auction."
Horses whose art will be auctioned during the first offering on Oct. 12 are Distorted Humor
. During the week leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 30, Moneighs by Wild Again
, winner of the first Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in 1984, Sprint (gr. I) winner Kona Gold, and Funny Cide, a contender for this year's Classic – Powered by Dodge, will be offered on eBay.
Wylie said ReRun can also arrange for a commissioned painting by an owner's own horse or request a gift certificate for that would allow the recipient to be present while their horse creates a work of art.