As if ending the 37-year Triple Crown drought weren't enough, American Pharoah has also smashed the record price for a Moneigh painting, according to America's Best Racing. In the current auction of horse-designed paintings to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare group Rerun, Pharoah's painting is sitting at a bid of $5,300.
The previous Moneigh record was held by Zenyatta, which sold in 2011 for $5,000.
Pharoah's work features the light blue and yellow of his Zayat Stables Silks, and is signed by trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza.
According to Rerun program director Lisa Molloy, 200 horses have “painted” over 1,500 original works of art for Rerun and its horses. Average prices run from $200 to a few thousand dollars, with certain artists bringing more.
The current auction, which will also benefit new Moneigh partner After The Finish Line, includes eight other paintings and runs through Sunday.
Read more at America's Best Racing
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