"The Pointer" was sired by Brown Hal out of Sweepstakes, and was bred by Captain H. P. Pointer of Springhill, Tennessee. Star Pointer's racing career began in 1894 when five years old, and the following season he won every start. He raced against the "pacing kings," fighting duels against them, and by 1897 was the top pacer, defeating them all by pacing in 2:01 that season. At Readville, Massachusetts on August 27, 1897, Star Pointer became the "Pacing King" by going the mile in 1:59 1/4, the first harness horse ever to beat 2:00. His last campaign was in 1899, after which he broke down and was retired to stud in Columbia, Tennessee, where he died in 1910.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals