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Point Given (Three Chimneys on back)
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Thunder Gulch-Turko’s Turn-Turkoman
Standing at Three Chimneys Farm
2005 Stud Fee:$50,000



Point Given on the racetrack:
2001 Eclipse Champion Horse of the Year
2001 Eclipse Champion Three Year-Old Colt
Won Belmont G1
Won Preakness G1
Won Travers G1
Won Haskell Invitational G1
Won Santa Anita Derby G1
Won Hollywood Futurity G1
Won San Felipe G2
2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile G1
2nd Champagne G1

Point Given at stud:
Point Given entered stud in 2002 and his first crop will begin racing in 2005.

The most dominating presence on the 2001 racing scene - nationally, globally, and historically - was Point Given. He towered over his competitors in the manner of the great ones.

The Thoroughbred Corp.'s dual Classic winner, champion 3 year old, and Horse of the Year earned $3,968,500, with nine wins and three seconds in 13 career starts. At 3, his record of six wins in seven starts, six Grade I starts, earned him Horse of the Year caliber. At 2, he was nosed out for the crown (in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile), but he did win two Graded stakes, including the Grade I Hollywood Futurity.

He is the first Thoroughbred ever to win four million-dollar races in a row.

He is one of just five horses since 1900 to win the Preakness-G1, Belmont-G1, and Travers-G1. And, for good measure, he added a victory in the Haskell H.-G1 in the midst of that string of wins.

He is a six-time Grade I winner, with five Grade I victories coast-to-coast in 2001 alone. The five are not only a museum-quality compilation of races - Preakness, Belmont, Travers, Santa Anita Derby and Haskell - but are the most Grade I races won by any horse in the world in 2001.

His Timeform rating of 133 is the highest for any American racehorse in 2001, and he closed out the year with the ultimate American honor - becoming the 11th 3 year old honored with the gold Eclipse Award, as Horse of the Year.

Historically, Point Given casts an even more imposing shadow. He annihilated his opponents in the Test of Champions, the Classic Belmont Stakes, winning by over 12 lengths in 2:26 2/5, the fourth fastest Belmont ever run. This time was faster than the last two Triple Crown winners, immortals Affirmed and Seattle Slew. And it is nearly two seconds faster than 2003 winner Empire Maker.

Then, there's the Preakness / Belmont / Travers "Triple." In the last 102 years, only Hall of Fame members Man o' War, Whirlaway, Native Dancer and Damascus achieved what Point Given did winning this trinity of races.

In his last four starts, all million dollar races, record crowds were drawn to watch the dominating horse run, including the largest ever in the history of Saratoga and Monmouth Park racetracks for his final two starts.

Daily Racing Form Executive Editor Joe Hirsch is not prone to hyperbole. Upon the announced retirement of Point Given, he wrote: "We were fortunate to have him as long as we did, and we will treasure the rich memories he left us."

And in summing up the Horse of the Year campaign for The Blood-Horse, historian Steve Haskin noted: "He was big, he was powerful, and he was handsome. A new generation of horse fans were drawn to him in much the same way past generations were drawn to other big, powerful, handsome red chestnuts Secretariat and Man o' War."

A superior physical specimen with scope, grace and a dominant presence, Point Given has that all-important but all-too-rare factor in stallions - box-office appeal backed by good bone.

He is from the second crop of dual Classic winner Thunder Gulch, who has emerged as a leading source of Classic horses worldwide. Thunder Gulch sired a Breeders' Cup winner from his first crop, and Preakness, Belmont, and Coaching Club American Oaks winners in his second. With just three crops racing, Thunder Gulch was America's Leading Sire.

This is a branch of the Mr. Prospector line that appears to be breeding on in the manner of Fappiano and Unbridled - the Classic way. If any horse of recent times reminds us of Point Given, it is the late, great champion Unbridled.

To add even more lustre to Point Given's pedigree, his dam was voted Broodmare of the Year for 2001.

Befitting such a champion, Point Given was bred to a stellar book of 104 mares his first year at stud. He was a leading freshman covering sire at Keeneland, and one of the first mares offered in foal to him brought $525,000. His first crop are yearlings of 2004.


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