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
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
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
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
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.