I Want Revenge is going to Dubai after all. Unfortunately for trainer
Rick Dutrow and an ownership group headed by the IEAH Stable, he won't
be going into the race they'd hoped for.
I Want Revenge will compete in the $1 million Godolphin Mile at Meydan
on the evening of March 26 rather than the main event, the $10 million
Dubai World Cup. He'll be accompanied on the flight by stablemate
Stradivinsky, who'll run in the $1 million Al Quoz going five furlongs
on the turf.
"I'm really disappointed I Want Revenge did not get invited to the World
Cup," Dutrow said on Wednesday. "I don't know exactly why he didn't
receive an invitation to that race. I guess they thought they had a
whole bunch of horses better than he is. I don't agree but what can I
I Want Revenge has started just once since Aug. 21, finishing fourth
after looming boldly at the top of the stretch in the Grade 1 Donn
Handicap here on Feb. 5. Dutrow felt that race would have set his horse
up perfectly for the World Cup.