Death – Obituary News : Point Given, a legendary racehorse known as the “Big Red Train,” has passed away at the age of 25. Despite not winning the Triple Crown, he was considered one of the best in his field, winning six G1 races, four consecutively. The racing community mourns the loss of this remarkable horse.
We are so saddened by the passing of Point Given at 25yrs old. The “Big Red Train” was a force to be reckoned with on the track & many consider him one of the best to not win the Triple Crown. He won six G1 races, four of them consecutively. Rest in peace, PG. pic.twitter.com/G7IgteHGYh
— Champs of the Track (@ChampsTrack) September 11, 2023
POINT GIVEN, the legendary racehorse known as the “Big Red Train,” has passed away at the age of 25. The news of his demise has left the racing community in mourning, as Point Given was widely regarded as one of the greatest horses to never win the Triple Crown.
Born in 1998, Point Given quickly made an impact on the racing scene with his exceptional talent and fiery spirit. Standing at an impressive 17 hands tall, he was a force to be reckoned with on the track. Trained by Bob Baffert, Point Given won six Grade 1 races throughout his illustrious career, four of them in consecutive fashion.
Despite his remarkable success, Point Given narrowly missed out on the Triple Crown in 2001. He captured the hearts of racing enthusiasts with his powerful performances in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, but fell short in the Belmont Stakes, finishing fifth. Nonetheless, his legacy as a fierce competitor and a symbol of resilience remains intact.
Point Given’s impact extended far beyond the racetrack. With his striking red coat and commanding presence, he became an icon in the world of horse racing. His determination and unwavering spirit inspired many, leaving an indelible mark on the sport.
As news of his passing broke, tributes poured in from all corners of the racing world. Fans expressed their sorrow and gratitude for the memories he provided, while fellow trainers and jockeys acknowledged his greatness. Point Given’s legacy will undoubtedly live on, reminding us of the enduring power of determination and the beauty of the sport he loved.
Rest in peace, Point Given. You will forever be remembered as one of the true legends of horse racing..