Point Given

Point Given

Thunder Gulch
Grand Sire:
Turko's Turn
Dam Sire:
Birth Date:
The Thoroughbred Corp.
The Thoroughbred Corp.
Bob Baffert

Major Race Wins
Hollywood Futurity (2000)
Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (2000)
Travers Stakes (2001)
Belmont Stakes (2001)
San Felipe Stakes (2001)
Santa Anita Derby (2001)
Preakness Stakes (2001)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2001)

Awards / Honors
American Horse of the Year (2001)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (2001)

Point Given is an American 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 1900 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.

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