Point Given Arrives at Three Chimneys
Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2001 6:41 PM
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2001 1:50 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Point Given, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm.
Point Given, leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors, arrived at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. at noon on Sunday, Sept. 16. The 3-year-old colt will stand his first season at stud at Three Chimneys in 2002.
"He's an experienced traveler, having competed at nine different racetracks from California to New York, and won on eight of them," said Richard Mulhall, racing manager of Prince Ahmed bin Salman's The Thoroughbred Corporation, which campaigned Point Given. "The trip didn't bother him a bit, and I am very pleased to be able to see him settled into his beautiful new home."
"Point Given is one of only five horses since 1900 to win the Preakness, Belmont and Travers and the last one was Damascus, 34 years ago," said Three Chimneys owner Robert Clay. "The other four are all Hall of Fame members -- Man o' War, Whirlaway, Native Dancer and Damascus -- and Point Given acts as if he knows he is in illustrious company. He has that confident air of a warrior about him that says, 'I know I'm special'."
Point Given won five grade I races this year -- Travers, Haskell, Belmont, Preakness, and Santa Anita Derby -- before his retirement due to a tendon strain. He earned $3,968,500 from nine wins in 13 starts with three seconds.. He will stand for $125,000 guaranteed live foal.
Among the mares The Thoroughbred Corp. plans to send to Point Given are seven-time grade I winner Sharp Cat, Saudi Poetry, and Drina (dam of Breeders' Cup-G1 winner Spain), along with others.
"As we said before, Point Given will have a stellar book of mares. He is an extraordinarily exciting horse to have at Three Chimneys, alongside Seattle Slew and Silver Charm," said Clay.
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