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Auckland Racing Club is creating Auckland’s biggest ever art event through 18 works of art in the form of life size fibreglass horses.

18 interesting Kiwis will be given the task of transforming plain white fibreglass horses into works of art – all based on the theme of “Racing Around Auckland.”

The horses will go on tour throughout Auckland in the fortnight leading up to New Zealand’s richest sporting event - Auckland Cup Week (5th – 12th March) and will be auctioned off during the week with proceeds from the sale of each horse going to its painter’s nominated charity.

Why 18 horses?

On Saturday 5th March, 18 horses and jockeys will be competing against one another on Ellerslie’s track in a bid to win the Southern Hemisphere’s richest Derby race – the $2.2 million Telecom New Zealand Derby.

Each of the 18 fibreglass horses will be paired up with a runner in the big race.

The charity whose ‘real’ horse wins the Telecom New Zealand Derby will win an additional prize.

AUSXIP Reporter: Barbara Davies