Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Star Pointer

Marker ID: THC 3D 48
Location: U.S. 31, Williamson County, 10 miles south of Franklin
County: Williamson
Waymark: None


Foaled 1889, in the barn 200 yards west, he was the son of Brown Hal and Sweepstakes. His owner was Capt. Henry P. Pointer, who also bred Hal Pointer. Pacing at Readville (Boston), Mass., on Aug. 28, 1897, he became the first harness horse to go a mile in less than two minutes. His time was 1:59 1/4; his first trainer was the famed Edward F. Geers.