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Apr 03, 2009

Horse trading for IEAH

By: By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - It was a busy week of horse trading for IEAH Stable and David Lanzman.

The two thoroughbred owners did some wheeling and dealing with two of the top three-year-olds in training. Wood Memorial favorite I Want Revenge and leading filly Stardom Bound are now co-owned by the two groups.

David Lanzman announced the 50-percent sale of Kentucky Derby contender I Want Revenge to IEAH Stables on Monday. Jeff Mullins will continue to train the colt, but jockey Joe Talamo will wear the colors of IEAH.

On Tuesday, Lanzman purchased a quarter interest of 2008 champion two-year-old filly Stardom Bound from IEAH. Stardom Bound will go after her sixth straight stakes victory on Saturday in the $400,000 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland.

"I am thrilled to be a part of this great filly's 2009 campaign," Lanzman said. "She's an amazingly talented filly and we are expecting a big effort from her in next weekend's Ashland Stakes. We're looking forward to the thrill of running a starter in both of the industry's two biggest races for three year-olds at this year's (Kentucky) Oaks and Derby."

The three-year-old filly is now owned by IEAH, Lanzman, Paul Pompa, Jr., Michael Dubb, and Golden Goose Enterprises LLC. Her most recent victory came in the March 7 Santa Anita Oaks. Last year she won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and has career earnings of $1,780,600.

"We are thrilled to further our relationship with David (Lanzman) soon after closing on the I Want Revenge transaction," said IEAH President, Michael Iavarone. "We look forward to continuing to further this relationship in the future. We're excited about the opportunity to have leading contenders in both the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks."

Three-year-olds not involved in the Triple Crown won't have a trip to Cleveland on their itinerary this summer. Thistledown has suspended the $300,000 Ohio Derby for 2009.

During its 74 editions, the Ohio Derby has been won by such notable thoroughbreds as Skip Away, Smarten and Broad Brush.

Magna Entertainment has put Thistledown up for sale.

Out in California, Del Mar has shifted the $1 million Pacific Classic to Sunday, September 6. The change, along with others on the Del Mar schedule, must still be approved by the thoroughbred horsemen's organizations and the California Horse Racing Board.

The 1 1/4 mile Pacific Classic is a major race for older horses. It is part of the three stakes for handicap horses in Southern California, along with the Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup. Lava Man swept the three races in 2006.

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