02/19/2013 12:20PM

Point Given relocates to Calumet Farm

Barbara D. Livingston
Point Given, seen here winning the 2001 Travers Stakes, will continue his stud career at historic Calumet Farm.

Dual classic winner Point Given, who earned Horse of the Year honors in 2001, will relocate to continue his stud career at historic Calumet Farm.

The 15-year-old Thunder Gulch horse, who previously stood at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., will stand for a private fee in 2013 at Calumet. He stood for $20,000 at Three Chimneys in 2012.

Point Given becomes the first North American Grade 1 winner to stand at Calumet in the Brad Kelley era. Kelley, the majority owner of Point Given, assumed control of Calumet last year, leasing it from a trust that purchased the historic facility. 

Racing as a homebred for The Thoroughbred Corporation of Prince Ahmed bin Salman, Point Given, who was trained by Bob Baffert, did not finish worse than second in six starts as a juvenile. His season included a victory in the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity and runner-up efforts in both the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Grade 1 Champagne Stakes.

The colt won all but one of his seven starts the following season. Victories in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes and Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby made him the heavy favorite for the Kentucky Derby; however, Point Given finished fifth, the only unplaced effort of his career. The colt rebounded to win the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, followed by a 12 1/4-length romp in the Belmont Stakes.

Point Given concluded his championship season with two additional Grade 1 victories, taking the Haskell Invitational and the Travers Stakes. Forced into retirement by a tendon injury, he finished with nine wins from 13 starts and $3,968,500 in earnings.

Point Given was named 2001 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt. He was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2010.

Since entering stud at Three Chimneys in 2002, Point Given has sired 255 winners through Feb. 17, with total progeny earnings of $21,480,243. His 21 stakes winners include two Canadian champions. Sealy Hill earned honors as Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old filly, and champion turf female in 2007, when she became the first filly to sweep the Triple Tiara. Another daughter, Points of Grace, was named Canada’s champion turf female in 2009.

Point Given is also the sire of Coil, a Grade 1 winner both sprinting and routing; Grade 1 winner Go Between, who captured the 2008 Pacific Classic and earned more than $2.9 million; and Grade 1-winning filly Point Ashley.

Out of the stakes winning Turkoman mare Turko's Turn, Point Given is a half-brother to stakes-placed Deher's Turn, as well as to stakes producers Point Gained and Perfect Story. It is the family of multiple graded stakes winner Dignitas and Group 1-placed winners Grass Eiko O and My Funny Horse.

Point Given becomes the fifth stallion to join the Calumet roster for 2013. He will stand alongside Melbourne Cup winner and Australian champion Americain; Canadian champion and classic winner Eye of the Leopard; multiple graded stakes winner Aikenite; and stakes winner Lentenor, a full brother to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. 

Jose Pepe Aragon More than 1 year ago
man POINT GIVEN should had NEVER lost a race, EVERY LOST was somebody is fault,other then that horse I know I WAS HIS EXERCISE RIDER I was there n I know a race when I see one even they said they F... up , but he was n he is n always been mine CHAMPION HORSE , N REAR UP CHAMPION TOO cause nobody did it like him , so ATHLETIC WE were a PERFECT MACH !!! BOB BAFFERT always THANK ME FOR HOLDING ON !!!
Cover2 More than 1 year ago
Biggest bust Baffert has had in the shed
Luis E Astacio More than 1 year ago
Always like this magnificent horse.I had the oportunity to see hin at Three Chimney`s it was an magnificent specimen to look at
Cris McHenka More than 1 year ago
I am glad to hear he is at Calumet. I believe he will be known as a great sire yet. Over 21,000,000 million in earnings is nothing to be ashamed of. Three Chimney's is great but there are just too many stallions to choose from and they have alot of hot hands right now.
Alex More than 1 year ago
He should have run in the 2001 Breeders Cup Classic.
Perl More than 1 year ago
Yeah I suppose although I think he may have been injured prior to the race. Man, he was something. Should have won the triple crown if Stevens could have just controlled him better in the Kentucky Krapshoot. But he got involved with that insanity-pace and was empty for the drive. But just think if he had run in the BCC then we may not have been treated to..."TIZNOW WINS IT FOR AMERICA!!!!"
Perl More than 1 year ago
Actually I'd like to retract my criticism of Gary Stevens. In reviewing the chart, the horse sat 6th or 7th in the first half of the Derby. While it's true the race totally fell apart, Point Given was outrun by Congaree, who was a terrific miler, but ran huge in the Derby. This tells me that Point Given probably just wasn't right on Derby Day. Oh well. Still one of the best I ever saw and I can say I was privileged to see him win the Belmont and the Travers. He was an incredible physical specimen.
Perl More than 1 year ago
Man I would have thought he was going to be a great sire. I saw him at Three Chimneys back in '07 and man did he ever look the part. I guess he was sort of a freak because his career as a sire hasn't been noteworthy.
Stephanie Janiczek More than 1 year ago
21 million dollars in earnings says otherwise. He's been fantastic.
N Lad More than 1 year ago
Galumet at Calumet --Good name for a filly I've always thought.