Point Given

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Point Given
SireThunder Gulch
GrandsireGulch
DamTurko's Turn
DamsireTurkoman
SexStallion
Foaled1998
CountryUnited States
ColourChestnut
BreederThe Thoroughbred Corp.
OwnerThe Thoroughbred Corp.
TrainerBob Baffert
Record13: 9-3-0
Earnings$3,968,500
Major wins

Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (2000)
Hollywood Futurity (2000)
San Felipe Stakes (2001)
Santa Anita Derby (2001)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2001)
Travers Stakes (2001)

Triple Crown race wins:
Preakness Stakes (2001)
Belmont Stakes (2001)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
American Horse of the Year (2001)
Honours
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (2010)
Last updated on May 29, 2010
 
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Point Given
SireThunder Gulch
GrandsireGulch
DamTurko's Turn
DamsireTurkoman
SexStallion
Foaled1998
CountryUnited States
ColourChestnut
BreederThe Thoroughbred Corp.
OwnerThe Thoroughbred Corp.
TrainerBob Baffert
Record13: 9-3-0
Earnings$3,968,500
Major wins

Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (2000)
Hollywood Futurity (2000)
San Felipe Stakes (2001)
Santa Anita Derby (2001)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2001)
Travers Stakes (2001)

Triple Crown race wins:
Preakness Stakes (2001)
Belmont Stakes (2001)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
American Horse of the Year (2001)
Honours
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (2010)
Last updated on May 29, 2010

Point Given (foaled March 27, 1998) is an American Hall of Fame champion. As a three-year-old, he won the 2001 Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, along with the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. He is the only horse in history to have won four $1,000,000 races in a row: the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes (in which he ran the fourth fastest Belmont ever, faster than both Seattle Slew and Affirmed, each of which achieved the Triple Crown), the Haskell Invitational Handicap, and the Travers Stakes. His lifetime race record was 9 wins out of 13 starts with 3 second places, earning $3,968,500. The only time he ever finished out of the money was in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, where he ran 5th.

Racing career[edit]

Point Given was the first horse since 1967 to win the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes, the G1 Belmont, and the G1 Travers Stakes, joining an elite club of racing greats who achieved that triple: Man o' War (1920), Whirlaway (1941), Native Dancer (1953), and Damascus (1967).

He was called "The Big Red Train" or "T-Rex" by his trainer Bob Baffert, owner Prince Ahmed bin Salman, and hall-of-fame jockey Gary Stevens, as well as by the press and the handicappers who made him the betting favorite in all seven of his starts in 2001.

One week after his victory in the Travers Stakes, Point Given was found to have a strained tendon that ended his racing career. He was retired on September 1, 2001, to stand at stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky, for an initial fee of $125,000. He was subsequently syndicated (offered for ownership by numerous owners) for $50 million, the third highest price in history (behind Fusaichi Pegasus at $60 million and Big Brown at something over $50 million). His first foals were three-year-olds in 2006.

In 2013, Point Given was relocated to Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. [1] His stud fee as of October 2013 was $10,000. [2]

In 2010, Point Given was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. [3]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Point Given
Sire
Thunder Gulch
GulchMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
Gold Digger
JameelaRambunctious
Asbury Mary
Line of ThunderStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
South Ocean
Shoot A LineHigh Line
Death Ray
Dam
Turko's Turn
TurkomanAlydarRaise a Native
Sweet Tooth
TabaTable Play
Filipina
Turbo LaunchRelaunchIn Reality
Foggy Note
David's TobinTobin Bronze
Restless Love

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