Point Given locked up the 3-year-old championship and took dead aim on Horse of the Year with another impressive 3 1/2 length victory in the Travers at Saratoga. After tracking the early pacesetters Free of Love and E Dubai through the first mile in 1:35.82, he took the lead in the stretch and when he changed leads drew away for the win in 2:01.40.
Point Given winning the 2001 Travers courtesy of Tina Hines.
The win brings Point Given's record to 9 wins in 13 starts with earnings of $3,968,500. His ultimate goal this year will be the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic as he tries to solidify his bid for the Horse of the Year Eclipse Award.
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 7 Point Given Stevens 3.30 2.80 2.30 6 E Dubai Bailey 4.10 3.40 8 Dollar Bill Chavez 3.60 Winning Time: 2:01.40 $2 Exacta 7-6 12.20 $2 Trifecta 7-6-8 62.50 $2 Superfecta 7-6-8-1 119.50Results Chart
NYRA Recap Article
More Travers articles and info:
- Saratoga - official site
- Travers Stakes - official page from NYRA
- Results Chart from Equibase
- Travers Stakes from Equibase - free program, past performances, ChartPlus, and articles
- DRF Saratoga coverage
- Barn Notes - from NYRA
- Past performances and Thoro-Graph sheets from DRF
- Glenners' Picks (available Friday)
- Saratoga essentials - entries, results, charts, etc.
- Current weather
- Track changes and late scratches
- News Index Search to find Travers articles
- Travers History - all kinds of stats and info plus video archives from NYRA
- Past Travers Winners - from Thoroughbred Champions
- Saratoga Preview an overview of the meet with lots of links to Saratoga info
- Albany - local info from About
Graphic courtesy of NYRA, photo ©2001 by Tina Hines, licensed to About.
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