Point Given

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Point Given
Sire Thunder Gulch
Grandsire Gulch
Dam Turko's Turn
Damsire Turkoman
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1998
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder The Thoroughbred Corp.
Owner The Thoroughbred Corp.
Trainer Bob Baffert
Record 13: 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)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
American Horse of the Year (2001)
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 Thoroughbred racehorse. 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 win four $1 million 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 whom won 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 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 million 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 February 2016 was $7,500.[2] In 2010, Point Given was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.[3]

Race Record[edit]

Date Track Race Distance Finish
8/12/2000 Del Mar Maiden 5 1/2 Furlongs 2
8/26/2000 Del Mar Maiden 7 Furlongs 1
9/16/2000 Turfway Park Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes 1 1/16 Miles 1
10/14/2000 Belmont Park Champagne Stakes 1 1/16 Miles 2
11/4/2000 Churchill Downs Breeders' Cup Juvenile 1 1/16 Miles 2
12/16/2000 Hollywood Park Hollywood Futurity 1 1/16 Miles 1
3/17/2001 Santa Anita Park San Felipe Stakes 1 1/16 Miles 1
4/7/2001 Santa Anita Park Santa Anita Derby 1 1/8 Miles 1
5/5/2001 Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby 1 1/4 Miles 5
5/19/2001 Pimlico Preakness Stakes 1 3/16 Miles 1
6/9/2001 Belmont Park Belmont Stakes 1 1/2 Miles 1
8/5/2001 Monmouth Park Haskell Invitational 1 1/8 Miles 1
8/25/2001 Saratoga Race Course Travers Stakes 1 1/4 Miles 1


Pedigree of Point Given
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
Turko's Turn
Turkoman Alydar Raise a Native
Sweet Tooth
Taba Table Play
Turbo Launch Relaunch In Reality
Foggy Note
David's Tobin Tobin Bronze
Restless Love