LOUISVILLE, KY. (April 7, 2009) – David Lanzman and IEAH Stable’s I Want Revenge, winner of the Wood Memorial (Grade I) and one of the early favorites for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), arrived at Churchill Downs early Tuesday, April 7 to continue his preparation for the May 2 “Run for the Roses.”
The Jeff Mullins-trained son of Stephen Got Even arrived at Churchill Downs around 5:45 a.m. following a van ride from New York. I Want Revenge is stabled in Barn 24.
I Want Revenge will attempt to become the second consecutive Kentucky Derby winner for IEAH Stable, which won last year’s race with Big Brown. The stable completed a deal last week to purchase half-interest in the colt from Lanzman.. Mullins is seeking his first Kentucky Derby victory in what will be his fifth attempt to win the race.
With the arrival of I Want Revenge, two of the three horses that won major Kentucky Derby prep races last weekend are now on the grounds at Churchill Downs. Illinois’ Derby winner Musket Man arrived at the track on Sunday following a van ride from Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course.
Santa Anita Derby (GI) winner Pioneerof the Nile is schedule to arrive at Churchill Downs on April 14. Zayat Stables’ son of Empire Maker will attempt to become the fourth Kentucky Derby winner trained by Bob Baffert.