A two per cent share in New Zealand Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) hopeful Montre Moi (Showcasing) will be offered via the Gavelhouse Plus platform this week, with all proceeds going to Lifeline Aotearoa.
The share, which will only be for the day of the Group 1, would mean the winning bidder receives a $10,000 share of the NZ$1 million prize-pool.
The successful bidder will also receive full owner privileges at New Zealand’s premier racetrack, Ellerslie, with the added bonus of a table for four in Cuvée valued at more than $1,300.
They will also be treated to a behind the scenes experience including watching the start of an earlier race from the barriers with Auckland Racing Club chief executive Paul Wilcox.
“I feel very fortunate to have a horse talented enough to run in the Derby and this is a good way to share the dream while at the same time raising money to assist a vital need in Lifeline Aotearoa,” the manager of the Montre Moi Syndicate, who part-own the three-year-old gelding, Brett Wilkinson said.
Wilcox was also delighted to be supporting the initiative.
“We are proud to join with Brett to contribute to this wonderful cause,” Wilcox said.
“With the past year impacting the way in which we live, work and play, the need to connect with one another has never been greater.
“While Auckland Cup Week will certainly help bring people together and provide that social interaction we have all found ourselves craving, it is the tireless efforts of Lifeline Aotearoa who are there for those of our fellow Kiwis in desperate need that is the most important.”
A winner of two of his five starts, Montre Moi finished third behind unbeaten gelding Aegon (Scared Falls) and was last seen finishing fourth in the Waikato Guineas (Gr 2, 2000m) on February 13.
The sale is now live on plus.gavelhouse.com, and will run until 7pm on Sunday, February 28.