Racing Museum to Feature 'Moneighs' at 50th Anniversary Reception

The National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, New York will feature original paintings created by Hall of Fame racehorses at the 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame cocktail reception Aug. 6.

ReRun, the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, will showcase several trademarked paintings which have been created by famous racehorses, including A.P. Indy, Cigar, Holy Bull, John Henry, Serena's Song and 2004 Hall of Fame horse Skip Away.

The paintings are made with non-toxic watercolor paint and are matted, framed and include a portion of the mane and a brass plate displaying the name of the equine artist.

"We are thrilled to have the paintings at the museum for two reasons," National Museum development officer Joe Aulisi said. "First, we are happy to support this great organization that supports ex-racehorses and secondly, we love that the paintings are created by four-legged painters."

The collection of Moneighs will be on display in the museum lobby and will be offered for purchase. The sale of these paintings will support ex-racehorses currently awaiting adoption by new owners.

Museum members can visit the Hall of Fame Moneighs at the "Special 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Cocktail Party and Golden Memories: 50 Years of the Hall of Fame Exhibit Opening," 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 6, The National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY.

Moneighs will also be available for viewing and purchase at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6-7.