I Want Revenge to Stand at Pauls Mill

by | 09.06.2013 | 10:05pm
I Want Revenge, one of Stephen Got Even's most successful sons.

Grade I Wood Memorial winner I Want Revenge (Stephen Got Even–Meguial {Arg}, by Roy) will enter stud for the 2014 season at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill in Versailles, Kentucky.

The heavy pre-race Kentucky Derby favorite until raceday, when he was forced to scratch due to an ankle filling, I Want Revenge launches Walden's return to the stallion business, on hiatus since the sale of the stud's four stallions to WinStar Farm in 2011.

“I love falling in love with a stallion,” said Walden. “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 Grade I Wood Memorial win was truly unforgettable.”

By a son of A.P. Indy out of a daughter of Roy (Fappiano), I Want Revenge is bred along the same lines as Tapit and Bernardini. His dam, Meguial, was one of Roy's top winners in Argentina, where she was second in the Argentine equivalents to the 1000 Guineas and Oaks. Roy himself was a 17-length winner of his maiden race at two, and won twice at Aqueduct at three before going on to be the leading sire or broodmare sire eight times in Chile and Argentina.

I Want Revenge was weighted at 118 on the Experimental Free Handicap at 2 after finishing second by a nose to Pioneerof the Nile in the GI Hollywood Futurity. He retires with earnings of $928,000.

“I have an exceptional partner in I Want Revenge in Pat Madden, and we currently have a second horse in mind,” said Walden. “We have been buying mares of late and Pat enjoys the symmetry of being involved in both sides of the business.”

A stud fee will be announced in the near future. For more details, contact Ben Walden, Jr., Pauls Mill (859) 879-3111, cell (859) 940-9712.

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