Hall of Famer Point Given Headed to Kentucky Horse Park

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Point Given wins the 2001 Travers Stakes under Gary Stevens; the champion has been retired from stud duty and will reside at the Kentucky Horse Park next year. (Adam Coglianese/NYRA)

Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given has been pensioned from stud duty at Calumet Farm and is set to join the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions in the spring of 2018, becoming the fifth Horse of the Year to occupy the famous barn.

The son of Thunder Gulch won six Grade 1 races for owner Prince Ahmed bin Salman’s The Thoroughbred Corp. and trainer Bob Baffert , including two legs of the 2001 Triple Crown, the Preakness and Belmont. For his efforts, he received Eclipse Awards as Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt.

Point Given wins the 2001 Preakness. (Courtesy of BloodHorse.)

"We are so pleased to welcome this handsome and impressive chestnut stallion to the Hall of Champions, and we thank his connections for entrusting him to our care," said Kentucky Horse Park executive director Laura Prewitt. "We believe he will serve as an excellent ambassador to his breed and the sport of racing for the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the park each year."

Point Given, affectionately known as the "Big Red Train" due to his 17.1-hand height, earned $3,968,500 with nine wins and three second-place finishes from 13 starts. He was the first horse in history to win four $1 million races in a row, which included the Preakness, the Belmont, the Haskell Invitational, and the Travers Stakes. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2010.

Point Given retired from racing in September of 2001 to stand at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. In 2013, he was relocated to Calumet Farm, where he stood the past five seasons until being pensioned this year at age 19. His offspring earned over $28 million and included two Canadian champions and several Grade 1 winners.

Point Given will be available for viewing in April 2018, coinciding with the 40th anniversary season of the park. Information about the park and a full schedule of activities is available at KyHorsePark.com.

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