Point Given Handed 124 Pounds for Haskell
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2001 6:59 PM
Posted: Friday, July 20, 2001 4:27 PM
The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Point Given, winner of two jewels of the Triple Crown this year, has been assigned highweight of 124 pounds for Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational (gr. I) to be run Aug. 5.
If Point Given goes in the 1 1/8-mile Haskell, the value of the race will jump $500,000 to $1,500,000, according to Monmouth vice president of racing Bob Kulina.
Monmouth racing secretary Sean Greely assigned Point Given one pound more than Stonerside Stable's Congaree, who is also trained by Bob Baffert. Point Given won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Congaree finishing third, then romped in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Congaree, who was also third in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), won the Swaps Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park last Sunday.
Ol Memorial Stable's A.P. Valentine, seventh in the Kentucky Derby, then second to Point Given in both the Preakness and Belmont, was assigned 121 pounds. Godolphin Racing's E Dubai, who won the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont on July 8 after missing the classics, was assigned 120.
Harold Queen's Burning Roma, who won the Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth last week, and John Oxley's Hero's Tribute, winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont in May, were given 119.
The list of weights follows:
Point Given 124
A.P. Valentine 121
E Dubai 120
Burning Roma 119
Hero's Tribute 119
Balto Star 117
Dollar Bill 117
Win City 116
Windsor Castle 116
First Spear 115
Invisible Ink 115
Thunder Blitz 115
Touch Tone 115
Until Sundown 115
Bayou the Moon 114
Buckle Down Ben 114
Dream Launcher 114
This Fleet Is Due 114
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