And the favorite is scratched.
The owners of I Want Revenge, an early favorite for the 135th Kentucky Derby, intend to scratch him from the race, Churchill Downs said in a news release Saturday morning. A news conference was scheduled for 9 a.m. ET at the track in Lousiville.
Co-owner David Lanzman, trainer Jeff Mullins and veterinarians Dr. Foster Northrop and Dr. Larry Bramlege were expected to appear at the news conference.
I Want Revenge was a 6-1 favorite as of Friday night. He won the Wood Memorial, a key Derby prep race, and was set to start in the No. 13 gate position in Saturday's Derby.