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Point Given

Point Given
Sire Thunder Gulch
Dam Turko's Turn
Grandsire Gulch
Damsire Turkoman
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1998
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder The Thoroughbred Corp.
Owner The Thoroughbred Corp.
Trainer Bob Baffert
Record 13: 9-3-0
Earnings $3,968,500
Summary
Point Given is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Turko's Turn by Thunder Gulch. He was born around 1998 in the United States, and was bred by The Thoroughbred Corp..
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)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (2001)
Belmont Stakes (2001)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
American Horse of the Year (2001)
Honors
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (2010)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 29, 2010

Point Given is an American Hall of Fame champion racehorse foaled on March 27, 1998 in Kentucky. In 2001, as a three-year-old, he won the 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.

Point Given was one of only five horses since 1967 to win the G1 Preakness, the G1 Belmont, and the G1 Travers Stakes (the others were Man o' War, Damascus, Whirlaway, and Native Dancer).

He was affectionately 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 he was found to have a strained tendon, just bad enough to end 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 for $50 million, the third highest price in history (behind Fusaichi Pegasus at $60 million and Big Brown at something over $50 million). His stud fee as of 2007 is $30,000. His first foals were three-year-olds in 2006.

In 2010, Point Given was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. [1]


Pedigree of Point Given
Sire
Thunder Gulch
Gulch Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Jameela Rambunctious
Asbury Mary
Line of Thunder Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Shoot A Line High Line
Death Ray
Dam
Turko's Turn
Turkoman Alydar Raise a Native
Sweet Tooth
Taba Table Play
Filipina
Turbo Launch Relaunch In Reality
Foggy Note
David's Tobin Tobin Bronze
Restless Love


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