Argo Starship Warrior Princess (minus her pup artist) will be on display today at Ellerslie for the Resene Fastest Art Exhibition
Wednesday 16th February - Saturday 12th March.
Hopefully we will get to see Argo on the news when she makes her debut at the races!
You can also help by going to Lucy's Resene Facebook Page, liking it and if it has the highest number of LIKES of the Resene Horses (Lucy is 3rd place at the moment) Starship will get an extra $5000 for the kids
For two weeks in February and March 2011, Auckland will then play host to these 18 artworks as they are let loose to race round the city, before returning to their new home at Ellerslie to prepare for Auckland Cup Week. At the completion of Auckland Cup Week the painted horses will be auctioned off with the proceeds from each horse going to the charity of its artist’s choice.
The 18 horses represent the number of starters in the Southern Hemisphere’s richest Derby race, the $2.2 million Telecom New Zealand Derby, which kicks off Auckland Cup Week 2011 at Ellerslie on Saturday 5th March.
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.