LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 5, 2009) – David Lanzman and IEAH Stable’s I Want Revenge, who overcame a poor start and significant traffic concerns to win Saturday’s Wood Memorial (GI) at Aqueduct, emerged a solid favorite to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) as the third and final pool of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) completed its four-day run on Sunday, April 5.

The Jeff Mullins-trained son of Stephen Got Even, now unbeaten in two races over traditional dirt, left a strong impression on bettors after clearing several obstacles to win the 1 1/8-mile Wood, was the 9-2 fans’ choice when KDFW Pool 3 betting concluded at 6 p.m. (EDT) at racetracks and satellite wagering centers across North America. Edward P. Evans’ Quality Road, winner of the Florida Derby (GI) and the favorite through the first two days of Pool 3 betting, closed as the 6-1 second choice. Vinery LLC and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire, the Louisiana Derby (GII) winner, was the 8-1 third choice, and Santa Anita Derby (GI) winner Pioneerof the Nile was next at 9-1. Florida Derby runner-up Dunkirk was next at 11-1 and Old Fashioned, who figures to be among the favorites for next week’s Arkansas Derby (GII) closed at 12-1.

Pool 3 ended with 23 wagering interests after betting on Sham (GII) winner The Pamplemousse (#21) was suspended on Sunday afternoon following the announcement that concern over a tendon would knock the colt out of consideration for the Kentucky Derby. Under the official rules of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, no scratches or refunds are permitted in the wager. But wagering must be suspended when Churchill Downs officials determine that an injury, illness or other issue will prevent that horse from competing in the Kentucky Derby. All money wagered on The Pamplemousse to the point of the suspension remained in the pool, but no additional betting was allowed..

Wagering during Pool 3’s four-day run totaled $377,158, with $108,278 of that wagered in the exacta pool. KDFW Pool 3 was only the second in the 11-year history of the Kentucky Derby Future bet to offer exacta betting. Both the Future Wager’s traditional “win” bet and its exacta require a minimum wager of $2.

Pool 3 betting pushed total wagering on the three pools of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager to $1,236,299.

. The Kentucky Derby Future Wager provides fans the opportunity to wager on contenders for the 2009 “Run for the Roses” at odds that could be far more attractive than those they would receive on the day of the race. Final payouts on both the win and exacta wagers in KDFW Pool 2 are determined by the odds in place at conclusion of the pool.

The 135th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs.

Real time odds, exacta payouts and other information on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are available on the official event Web site at http://www.kentuckyderby.com

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER MUTUEL PAYOUTS
Kentucky Derby Winner Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Derby Day
2008 Big Brown $8.60 (f)* $15.00 (f) $8.60* $6.80*
2007 Street Sense $22.80 $18.20 $15.40 $11.80*
2006 Barbaro $40.20 $32.20 $20.80 $14.20
2005 Giacomo $52.00 $54.20 $103.60 $102.60
2004 Smarty Jones $5.60 (f) $10.80 (f) $23.60 $10.20*
2003 Funny Cide $188.00*** $120.80 $107.40 $27.60
2002 War Emblem $7.60 (f)* $16.00 (f) $24.00 (f) $43.00
2001 Monarchos $36.60 $13.00 $15.80 $23.00
2000 Fusaichi Pegasus $27.80 $26.40 $ 8.00* $ 6.60*
1999 Charismatic $10.20 (f)* $30.20 (f) $26.60 (f) $64.60
(f) – Mutuel field *Favorite **KDFW single pool wagering record

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER STATISTICS
Wagering Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Total
2009 $478,721 $380,420# $$377,158# $1,236,299
2008 $439,379 $325,306 $291,835 $1,056,520
2007 $520,688 $379,613 $465,123 $1,365,424
2006 $552,627 $464,236 $454,743 $1,471,606
2005 $620,362** $511,655 $533,973 $1,665,990****
2004 $536,958 $358,966 $386,244 $1,282,168
2003 $516,906 $391,002 $222,261 $1,130,169
2002 $577,889 $401,070 $524,847 $1,503,806
2001 $510,815 $372,961 $425,871 $1,309,647
2000 $465,454 $306,259 $387,206 $1,158,919
1999 $267,748 $178,811 $229,674 $ 676,233
**Record individual pool betting ****record three-pool wagering total
# includes exacta pool

2009 KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 3
FINAL ODDS AND WILL PAYS
# Wagering Interest Morning line Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 FINAL $2 Will Pay
1 Charitable Man* 30-1 49-1 38-1 36-1 45-1 $93.40
2 Chocolate Candy 30-1 18-1 18-1 22-1 18-1 $39.80
3 Desert Party 30-1 15-1 16-1 17-1 16-1 $34.20
4 Dunkirk 8-1 13-1 15-1 12-1 11-1 $25.00
5 Flying Private* 50-1 72-1 49-1 66-1 77-1 $156.60
6 Friesan Fire 8-1 8-1 9-1 7-1 8-1 $18.80
7 Giant Oak 30-1 67-1 43-1 59-1 53-1 $109.40
8 Hold Me Back* 30-1 19-1 20-1 26-1 24-1 $50.00
9 I Want Revenge 8-1 11-1 10-1 9-2 9-2 $11.60
10 Imperial Council 20-1 19-1 27-1 35-1 54-1 $110.80
11 Mafaaz* 50-1 42-1 45-1 75-1 73-1 $149.40
12 Musket Man* 30-1 99-1 96-1 33-1 25-1 $53.20
13 Mr. Hot Stuff* 30-1 94-1 99-1 99-1 96-1 $194.00
14 Old Fashioned 10-1 14-1 13-1 12-1 12-1 $27.00
15 Papa Clem 30-1 66-1 73-1 50-1 47-1 $96.20
16 Pioneerof the Nile 10-1 22-1 17-1 11-1 9-1 $21.20
17 Quality Road 6-1 5-1 5-1 6-1 6-1 $14.20
18 Regal Ransom* 30-1 31-1 36-1 42-1 42-1 $86.80
19 Take the Points 30-1 86-1 89-1 99-1 99-1 $305.00
20 Terrain* 50-1 24-1 27-1 51-1 47-1 $96.80
21 The Pamplemousse WAGERING SUSPENDED
22 Theregoesjojo 20-1 42-1 35-1 53-1 49-1 $101.20
23 Win Willy* 20-1 14-1 14-1 16-1 16-1 $35.00
24 Mutuel Field
(“All Others”)
10-1 11-1 9-1 17-1 17-1 $36.80
*New wagering interest in Pool 3
Morning line odds by Mike Battaglia