Point Given (KY)

Named Horse of the Year in 2001, Point Given became the first thoroughbred to win four consecutive $1 million races when he won the Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, and Travers in succession that year.

Painting of Point Given by Robert Clark
Inducted

2010

Foaled

1998

Sire

Thunder Gulch

Dam

Turko's Turn

Damsire

Turkoman

Breeder

The Thoroughbred Corporation

Owner

The Thoroughbred Corporation

Trainer

Bob Baffert

Career

2000-2001

Earnings

$3,968,500

Racing Record

13

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
2000 6 3 3 0 $618500 $618,500
2001 7 6 0 0 $3350000 $3,350,000

Biography

Named Horse of the Year in 2001, Point Given became the first thoroughbred to win four consecutive $1 million races when he won the Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, and Travers in succession that year.

Bred and owned by Prince Ahmed bin Salman via The Thoroughbred Corporation, Point Given was a hulking chestnut son of champion Thunder Gulch out of the Turkoman mare Turko’s Turn. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and ridden primarily by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, Point Given won half of his six starts as a 2-year-old in 2000, including the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes and the Hollywood Futurity. He finished second in his other three starts, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

Point Given began his 3-year-old campaign with impressive wins in the San Felipe Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby before enduring a troubled trip and finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby. Point Given was back in top form two weeks later in winning the Preakness. He then ran the fourth-fastest Belmont Stakes to that date, covering the 1½-mile trip in 2:26.56.

Following the Belmont, Point Given added wins in the Haskell and Travers, giving him a total of eight graded stakes wins, including six Grade 1s. A week after the Travers, a tendon injury was discovered and the decision was made to retire Point Given with a career record of 9-3-0 from 13 starts and earnings of $3,518,500.

Achievements

Eclipse Award Horse of the Year — 2001
Eclipse Award Champion 3-Year-Old Male — 2001

Triple Crown Highlights

Won the Preakness Stakes — 2001
Won the Belmont Stakes — 2001

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