Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird, creating artwork - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird, creating artwork

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)- A Kentucky Derby winner is leaving his mark on the art world!

With some help, Mine That Bird, created this artwork that is being used for a fundraising project for ReRun.

He created "Moneigh" paintings on Wednesday that will raise money for the non-profit.

Rerun helps to find new careers and homes for retired race horses.

The 2009 Derby winner was a first-time artist!

"He held a paint brush, which is unusual because you never know if they're going to be able to hold a stick, but he took the paintbrush and smushed around on the paper and used his chin and his muzzle, and completed 6 paintings," says Mary Simons of Rerun.

Rerun will auction off the artwork on Ebay in November.

So far, the most popular horse artwork that has sold has been done by John Henry, and Zenyatta.

Other famous horses Rerun has worked with include Silver Charm, Go for Gin, Smarty Jones, Big Brown, Super Saver, and Street Sense.

Rerun has been doing "Moneighs" since 2001. They've completed more than 1,100 since then.

For more information on Rerun and the "Moneighs", click here.

Copyright 2013 WDRB News.  All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.