When we were in Lexington for the Keeneland Fall meet recently, I took the opportunity to visit an old Friend. A Friend that started my journey back in 2006. I’m referring of course to Point Given. I can say with certainty that the fellow has mellowed with age, but still has that confident, intelligent, fiery look in his eye. He still looks just as big and intimidating. It’s amazing how much Defining Hope runs like him on the track. She runs with the same sheer aggressive determination that Point Given was famous for.
To be near such a great horse is both breathtaking and humbling at the same time. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Below is a picture of my visit with Point Given at Calumet- a cherished moment of reflection born out of utter respect and love.