Fame Star's top award

O'Hara-trained US-bred wins EW Barker Trophy by a head

Fame Star holding on resolutely to stave off Grand Koonta (No. 10) in the $400,000 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy over 1,400m in Race 8 at Kranji last night.
Fame Star holding on resolutely to stave off Grand Koonta (No. 10) in the $400,000 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy over 1,400m in Race 8 at Kranji last night. ST PHOTO: SALWA SUANDI

Fame Star, one of the most improved horses at Kranji, led all the way in the $400,000 Group 2 EW Barker Trophy for his first success over 1,400m.

The John O'Hara-trained four-year-old American-bred, whose six previous victories were all over 1,200m, including his last four starts, showed guts and tenacity to stave off another up-and-coming sprinter Grand Koonta by a head.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2019, with the headline 'Fame Star's top award'. Print Edition | Subscribe