I Want Revenge
|I Want Revenge|
|Sire||Stephen Got Even|
|Breeder||David J. Lanzman|
|Owner||David Lanzman Racing, Inc. & IEAH Stables|
|Gotham Stakes (2009)
Wood Memorial Stakes (2009)
He was sired by Grade I winner, Stephen Got Even, a son of 1992 American Horse of the Year and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, A.P. Indy. His dam was the Argentine mare, Meguial, a daughter of Roy, an American-born Champion sire in Chile and Argentina.
At age two, the colt raced in California. His best stakes result was a runner-up to Pioneerof the Nile in the 2008 Grade I CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. In 2009, he ran second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park. To this point, all of I Want Revenge's races had been on synthetic dirt, but he was then sent to compete on the natural dirt tracks of the East Coast of the United States. At Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York he won the Gotham Stakes by 8½ lengths in stakes record time.
Following the colt's win in the Gotham Stakes, owner/breeder David Lanzman sold a 50% interest in I Want Revenge to IEAH Stables. In his next outing, on the same Aqueduct track, I Want Revenge gave what the track announcer called a remarkable performance in winning the Grade I Wood Memorial Stakes. The colt overcame a miscue at the starting gate that left him four lengths back of the field and then after he caught up, got trapped between horses. Heading for home, he was severely bumped as he moved between horses but burst through and pulled away to win by 1½ lengths.
Regular jockey Joseph Talamo had said that if he won the Kentucky Derby aboard I Want Revenge, he would donate twenty-five percent of what he earned to the Children's Hospital in his native New Orleans that cares for all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay. However, I Want Revenge was scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to injury. His injury was the subject of a lawsuit by his part-owner IEAH Stables against David Lanzman, whom they accused of not informing them about the injury when they purchased a share in the horse.
After a lay-off of over a year, the colt returned to racing on July 3, 2010, and finished third in the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. He has remained in training in 2011, but has not placed in any of his starts.
- Morning-line favorite scratched from Kentucky Derby. CNN. 2 May 2009. Accessed 2 May 2009.
- "I Want Revenge's injury, Derby scratch prompt lawsuit". USA Today. 16 July 2009.
- "I Want Revenge". Equibase Company. Retrieved 24 April 2011.