TASMANIAN racing stalwart Alwyn Shaw will donate half the proceeds from the sale of his star colt at February's Magic Millions Sale to the state's bushfire- stricken communities.
Shaw, of Whitemore's Aceland Stud, has 10 thoroughbreds catalogued for sale at this year's Tasmanian Yearling Sale, but the focus will all be centred on lot 133 - the first season sire All American and maiden foal of Belong to Me mare Whitemore Dynasty.
Shaw said the bay colt could fetch more than $100,000, half of which he will donate to the Salvation Army's Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal.
"We have had a lot of interest from trainers in wanting to buy the horse and I think it is probably one of the best in the draft ... it's a great horse and it will win a lot of money," Mr Shaw said.
"Life has been very good to me and this is a way of giving something back.
"I don't think anyone who hasn't been in the bushfires can understand what it must have done ... and we should all stick together in these times, so I'm just pleased to be able to do so."
Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said the organisation would also donate the sale entry fee and half of all commissions on the colt, which will be free to take part in the Australia wide Magic Millions Race Series - at no cost.
For more details visit magicmillions.com.au.