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Zenyatta paintings to be auctioned

Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta's retirement has been taken care of, but the potential horse of the year will help others not so fortunate.

Two "Moneighs" — paintings made with her muzzle, whiskers, hoof and tail — will be auctioned online to raise money for ReRun, the non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program. The paintings will go on ReRun's eBay store Saturday, the day Zenyatta makes her final appearance in a parade for fans at Santa Anita Racetrack.

Zenyatta, who is in the running for racing's top honor, will retire there in a special Winner's Circle ceremony to honor her 14-for-14 winning record. Then she will head for Kentucky and her new life as a broodmare.

ReRun also will offer two Moneighs painted by Zenyatta's stablemate, Life Is Sweet, who won the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic.

"Zenyatta Moneighs commemorate her brilliance and exit from the racing stage, and that she and Life Is Sweet are raising needed funds to help less-famous Thoroughbreds get good homes," said Mary Simons, who heads the fund-raising program.

To bid on the paintings, go to www.rerun.org.

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