11/06/2014 4:42PM

I Want Revenge relocates to Millennium Farms


Grade 1 winner I Want Revenge has relocated to stand the 2015 breeding season at Millennium Farms near Lexington, Ky. The 8-year-old son of Stephen Got Even will stand for an advertised fee of $5,000.

I Want Revenge entered stud at Ben Walden Jr. and Elaine Walden’s Pauls Mill Farm, which returned to the stallion business in 2014 but will not stand a roster next year.

“We are excited to add I Want Revenge to our roster," Millennium Farms business manager Jay Ted Neel said. "He is such a physically imposing individual who possessed such exceptional raw talent that no one will be surprised if he turns out to be a good sire. He comes with a wonderful shareholder base of extremely savvy and successful horsemen that believe in the horse and are heavily supporting him. The decision to buy into I Want Revenge and bring him to Millennium was an easy one. At the price point, breeders who come to see him will likely share our view."

Second by a nose in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity as a juvenile, I Want Revenge romped in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes the following spring, then scored his signature victory in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial to establish himself as the morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Derby. However, filling in an ankle led to his scratch the morning of the race, and he was diagnosed with a severe soft-tissue injury that kept him on the sidelines for more than a year. He returned to record four additional stakes placings before retiring with 3 wins from 14 starts for earnings of $928,000.

I Want Revenge is out of the stakes-winning Roy mare Meguial, who also finished second in the Argentine 1000 Guineas and Argentine Oaks.

I Want Revenge, along with Grade 2 winner Fast Bullet, entered stud in 2014 at Pauls Mill, marking a return to the stallion business for Walden. He was bred to 60 mares in his debut season, according to statistics from The Jockey Club. I Want Revenge joins Florida Derby winner Ice Box as new additions to Millennium’s roster for 2015.