Point Given (Thunder Gulch x Turkos Turn), a popular Thoroughbred racehorse and breeding stallion, was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on August 13, 2010.
Thoroughbred horse racing trainer and Hall of Famer Bob Baffert accepted the honors, accompanied by Terrence Collier (who represented Prince Ahmed bin Salman, late owner of Point Given).
Foaled in 1998, the chestnut Thoroughbred won the 2001 Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes (with jockey Gary Stevens aboard), as well as the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.
Point Given ran fifth in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, the first Triple Crown race of the year.
Additional top wins for Point Given included:
Haskell Invitational Handicap
- Hollywood Futurity
- Kentucky Cup Juvenile
- San Felipe
- Santa Anita Derby
- Travers Stakes
Bob Baffert, Point Given’s trainer, tagged the speedy stud as “The Big Red Train” and “T-Rex” during the horse’s two-year racing career. Point Given racked up nine wins and three seconds in 13 starts for a career total of $3,968,500.
Retired in September 2001 with a strained tendon, Point Given has stood at stud at Robert Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.
About the National Museum of Racing’s 2010 Hall of Fame ceremony
The official National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame ceremony was held at the newly rebuilt Fasig-Tipton Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion, located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens served as keynote speaker for the public event, which was telecast live on the HRTV cable network.
Also inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on August 13, 2010, were the following Thoroughbred horse racing legends:
- Randy Romero, jockey
- Don Pierce, jockey
- Michael Ernest “Buster” Millerick, trainer
- Azeri, Thoroughbred racehorse
- Best Pal, Thoroughbred racehorse
- Point Given, Thoroughbred racehorse
- Harry Bassett, Thoroughbred racehorse
Hall of Famers attending the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame ceremony included:
- Bob Baffert, trainer
- Bill Boland, jockey
- Angel Cordero, Jr., jockey
- Pat Day, jockey
- Kent Desormeaux, jockey
- Neil Drysdale, trainer
- Earlie Fires, jockey
- Allen Jerkens, trainer
- LeRoy Jolley, trainer
- Tommy Kelly, trainer
- D. Wayne Lukas, trainer
- Shug McGaughey, trainer
- Bill Mott, trainer
- Carl Nafzger, trainer
- Edgar Prado, jockey
- Jonathan Sheppart, trainer
- Ron Turcotte, jockey
- Nick Zito, trainer
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones and former Kentucky First Lady Libby Jones were also present at the August 13th event.
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