The Grade I winner I Want Revenge will begin his stud career during the 2014 breeding season. He will stand at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill, Versailles, Kentucky.
Originally a heavy favorite for the 2009 Grade I Kentucky Derby, I Want Revenge was unable to run for the roses due to an ankle problem, and the horse was scratched.
I Want Revenge launches Walden's return to the stallion business, which has been on hiatus since the sale of four stallions to WinStar Farm in 2011.
He was bred by David J. Lanzman Racing in Kentucky. The stallion was campaigned on the racecourse by IEAH Stables and partners. Altogether, I Want Revenge tallied up a 3-3-6 record out of 14 starts with total earnings of $928,000.
Said Ben Walden,
I love falling in love with a stallion. I count it a privilege to support a stallion with a lot of our own mares, and to infuse ideas and passion into his marketing.
I Want Revenge is a game-changer. He had freak talent as a racehorse and is the best-made horse conformation-wise that I have ever retired to stud. His Wood Memorial win was truly unforgettable.
By a son of A.P. Indy out of a daughter of Roy (Fappiano), I Want Revenge is royally bred along the famous breeding lines of Tapit and Bernardini.
I have an exceptional partner in I Want Revenge in Pat Madden, and we currently have a second horse in mind. We have been buying mares of late, and Pat enjoys the symmetry of being involved in both sides of the business.
I Want Revenge’s stud fee will be announced soon.
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