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Point Given

Point Given wins the Belmont (NYRA).jpg

Point Given, Gary Stevens up, wins the Belmont Stakes (NYRA)
Point Given
Induction Year: 
2010
Foaled: 
1998
Breeder: 
The Thoroughbred Corporation
Owner: 
The Thoroughbred Corporation
Trainer: 
Bob Baffert
Sire: 
Thunder Gulch
Dam: 
Turko's Turn
Damsire: 
Turkoman
Career Years: 
2000-2001
Starts: 
13
First: 
9
Second: 
3
Third: 
0
Earnings: 
$3,968,500.00

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Bio

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 Bob Baffert and ridden primarily by 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 ever, 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.

 

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