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  • War Emblem, after winning Preakness Stakes.

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Story: Battle of Baltimore

    It was no longer about buying the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), or Saudi Arabian politics, or lawsuits and bonuses. The 127th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was about a white-haired man and his free-spirited black horse, and the history they will be attempting to make in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 8.

  • Prince Ahmed bin Salman.

    Winning the Derby is Princely Deed for Owner

    One year after his Point Given delivered to Prince Ahmed Salman a crushing defeat, the 43-year-old Saudi Arabian media magnate found his way to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle in the hoofprints of his speedy 2002 victor, War Emblem.

  • Fast Track to Nowhere

    <i>By Lenny Shulman </i> -- A hard, fast track surface on Kentucky Derby Day takes its toll on horses that race at Churchill Downs that day.

  • Point Given Gets First Mare in Foal

    The first mare bred to Horse of the Year Point Given at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., was pronounced in foal Feb. 25.

  • Prince Salman, with Point Given&#39;s trophy.

    Eclipse Night: Humble Prince Makes His Point About Tiznow

    Teamwork and dedications were a central theme at the 31st annual Eclipse Awards dinner, a black-tie event held Monday night at the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., where champion 3-year-old colt Point Given was crowned 2001 Horse of the Year.

  • Triple Crown Success Pushes Point Given to the Top

    Point Given was admired by just about everyone associated with horse racing in 2001. Turf writers were at a loss for adjectives and handicappers returned to the old adage, "If you can't beat him, join him," making him the betting favorite in all seven of his starts. Even casual racing fans got excited about the horse affectionately called "The Big Red Train" and went in droves to local tracks for a chance to watch racing's newest superstar.

  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, right, joined Thoroughbred Corp. owner Ahmed bin Salman, left, and trainer Bob Baffert at the Eclipse Awards dinner.

    Point Given Voted 2001 Horse of the Year

    Once again, the cheers resounded for Point Given, as the towering chestnut colt was awarded Horse of the Year honors at the 31st annual Eclipse Awards Dinner Feb. 18 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.

  • The Envelope, Please...Eclipse Awards Announced Tonight

    The wait is almost over and tonight we will find out if Tiznow successfully defended his Horse of the Year title when he won the Breeders' Cup Classic or if he will be dethroned by either Point Given or Johannesburg, the other two finalists as racing's best for 2001.

  • Point Given distances himself from the rest of the field in his Belmont Stakes romp.

    It's a Slam Dunk for Point Given in Eclipse Voting

    In a year without a lot of clear-cut favorites, Point Given is the lone unanimous choice in 2001 Eclipse Award balloting. The dual classic winner received top honors as champion 3-year-old male and is a finalist, along with Tiznow and Johannesburg, for Horse of the Year honors. Finalists in each of the Eclipse categories were announced Thursday.

  • Once Again, Baffert Top Trainer by Earnings

    How does a trainer go about snatching away the money title from someone who captured 48 stakes, 36 graded stakes, 18 grade I stakes, and earned a whopping $14,715,944? For Bob Baffert, who somehow managed to stay one step ahead of Bobby Frankel all year, all he had to do was win a $6-million stakes in Dubai in March, then unleash a powerhouse of a colt to become the first horse in history to capture four consecutive $1-million stakes.

  • Fundraiser Nets $272,650 for Relief Effort

    In a continuing effort to raise funds for the relief effort tied to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association held an auction to benefit its New York Heroes Fund following the annual Stallion Access fall sale Nov. 9 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks.

  • Point Given, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm

    New Terms Offered in Point Given Shares

    Thoroughbred breeders are being offered a different deal on shares in Point Given than they were when it was announced two weeks earlier that he would enter stud in 2002 at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Point Given, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm.

    Point Given Arrives at Three Chimneys

    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.

  • Can't Last

    <i>By John McEvoy</i> -- No doubt about it, Point Given was the kind of horse that made your heart leap up. So when his injury and subsequent retirement were announced Aug. 31, a great gloom descended on the sport that thought it had finally, at last, produced a star that would continue to thrill people. Wrong again.

  • Retired dual classic winner Point Given.

    Point Given to Stand for $125,000 at Three Chimneys After $50-Million Deal

    Prince Ahmed Salman announced that dual classic winner Point Given will stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Clay said Point Given will be syndicated into 50 shares and stand for a fee of $125,000 live foal. Richard Mulhall, racing manager of Salman's The Thoroughbred Corp., said the share price is $1 million, putting a value of $50 million on the son of Thunder Gulch, second only among newly retired stallion prospects to the $60-million to $70-million value placed on last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Unlike Fusaichi Pegasus, Point Given will not shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Priceless Memories

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- While Point Given heads to the breeding shed, American racing looks for its next Big Horse.

  • Point Given surveys the Del Mar crowd.

    No Decision Yet on Where Point Given Will Stand at Stud

    Richard Mulhall, racing manager of Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corp., said there has been "a lot of interest" in standing recently retired Point Given at stud but that "absolutely nothing" has been decided regarding the colt's future as a stallion. Meanwhile, Point Given will be paraded between races on Del Mar's closing program Wednesday and trainer Bob Baffert said the son of Thunder Gulch would be shipped on Thursday to The Thoroughbred Corp. farm in Bradbury Estates near Santa Anita.

  • Leading Horse of the Year candidate Point Given, now retired.

    Point Given Retired After Injury; Stud Plans Undecided

    Leading Horse of the Year candidate Point Given has been retired because of a strain to the suspensory tendon of his left foreleg, trainer Bob Baffert announced on Friday. The strain was detected on Thursday morning, when Point Given had been expected to return to the track for the first time after his victory in last Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. "I've had to retire a lot of good horses, but I never felt like this," Baffert said. "We were just beginning to tap into his greatness."

  • &quot;The Big Red Train&quot; roars to victory in the Travers.

    Travers Report: Glory Train

    Beads of sweat trickled down the face of Prince Ahmed Salman as he entered the winner's circle to await his conquering hero. He was so overwhelmed by what he had just witnessed, even the roar of 60,486 appreciative fans, the largest crowd in Saratoga history, was drowned out by the beating of his own heart.

  • Record Travers Crowd Sets Wagering Mark

    It was a Travers Day like no other at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Saratoga and the Travers were never more popular through their long, storied history.

  • Travers favorite acted up after his exercise Friday.

    Will Big Red Train Roll or Be Derailed?

    Point Given's presence adds luster to the Travers Stakes. Will the colt nicknamed "The Big Red Train" continue to roll or will he be derailed by one of today's challengers? Newspaper stories related to the Travers shed some insight.

  • Follow That Star: All Point Given All the Time

    We don't need studies. We don't need committees. We don't need advisory boards. We don't need commercials. We don't need round tables. We don't need junior committees. We need stars. Simple as that. Point Given is here and the world has followed.

  • Point Given Arrives at Saratoga for Travers Engagement

    Point Given, heavy favorite for Saturday's 132nd Travers Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga racecourse at 4:20 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after leaving trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif. The Thunder Gulch colt was bedded down in trainer John Terranova's barn after an uneventful trip in which he was accompanied by Baffert assistant Jim Barnes, groom Roberto Luna, exercise rider Pepe Aragon.

  • Point Given, shown crossing the finish line first in the Haskell Invitational, has been confirmed for Saturday&#39;s Travers.

    It's a Given: After Workout, Travers a 'Go' for Point Given

    Bob Baffert said Monday that all systems are "go" for The Thoroughbred Corp's Point Given to ship to New York for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday. The big Thunder Gulch colt worked five furlongs at Del Mar on Monday morning, getting the distance in :59 1/5 under exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Scorpion, Dollar Bill Work Toward Travers

    Risen Star Stakes winner Dollar Bill worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 over the main track at Saratoga on Sunday, completing his preparations for next Saturday's $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Dollar Bill gets new jockey for Travers.

    Chavez to Ride Dollar Bill in Travers

    Trainer Dallas Stewart said Wednesday night that Jorge Chavez will replace Pat Day aboard Dollar Bill in the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes. Day, meanwhile, picked up the mount on Stonerside Stable's This Fleet is Due, who finished a fast-closing fourth, beaten 1 1/4 lengths, in the $1.5 Million Haskell Invitational Handicap.

  • Point Given at Monmouth for Haskell Date

    Classic winner Point Given, the favorite for Sunday's Haskell Invitational (gr. I), arrived at Monmouth Park's Barn 15 at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday after being vanned from Newark Airport.

  • This Fleet Is Due Added to Haskell Field

    Trainer Bill Mott has added Stonerside Stable's This Fleet Is Due to the prospective field for Sunday's Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Belmont and Preakness winner Point Given, working toward the Haskell.

    Point Given Drills in 1:11 3/5

    Point Given, winner of the Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) earlier this year, continued his quest toward the Aug. 5 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) with a six-furlong drill Wednesday morning at Del Mar.

  • Point Given Handed 124 Pounds for Haskell

    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.

  • Point Given, whose presence would boost the Haskell Invitational purse.

    Monmouth to Boost Haskell Purse if Point Given Runs

    Monmouth Park will hike the purse for this year's Haskell Invitational by an additional $500,000 if Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given runs in the Aug. 5 race at the New Jersey track.

  • Point Given's Sister Seventh in Stakes Debut

    Point Gained, the 2-year-old half-sister to Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given, never threatened and finished seventh in a field of eight in the $100,000 Silver Spur Stakes on Sunday at Lone Star Park. It was the stakes debut for Point Gained, a Hennessy filly, after she broke her maiden in her career debut June 20 at Lone Star.

  • Point Given Breezes Half-Mile in :47 3/5 for Baffert

    Point Given had his first breeze on Saturday since his dominating performance in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last month. With the Bob Baffert stable's top exercise rider, Dana Barnes, in the saddle, the son of Thunder Gulch went a half-mile at Santa Anita Park in :47 3/5, according to clockers, though Baffert timed Point Given in :48 1/5.

  • Point Given Set to Breeze in a Week; Haskell or Travers Possible

    Trainer Bob Baffert said on Thursday that Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Point Given is about one week away from having his first breeze since the Triple Crown. Baffert wouldn't rule out the Aug. 5 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park or the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, but said the only race the son of Thunder Gulch is specifically being pointing toward is the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Wrong Fit

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- If the 2001 Triple Crown were a suit, you'd definitely send it back for alterations until it looked just right.

  • NYRA Floats Plan for Additional Barns at Spa

    The New York Racing Association has plans for more stalls space at Saratoga. Meanwhile, Point Given and Monarchos could hook up yet again in the Travers Stakes in late August at the upstate New York racetrack.