Hall of Fame

 



e. roland harriman

Year of Induction: 
1962
Year of Birth: 
1895
Immortal: 
Yes
DriverTrainer: 
Yes
OwnerBreeder: 
Yes
Executive Official: 
Yes
Driver: 
Yes
Owner: 
Yes
Executive: 
Yes
Election Into Living Hall of Fame: 
1961
Year of Death: 
1978
Biography: 

The youngest of five children of E. H. Harriman, railroad magnate and trotting horse enthusiast, E. Roland Harriman was born in 1895 in New York City. He won his first race at fourteen and competed as an amateur driver well into his sixties. His Arden Homestead Stable produced such outstanding trotters as Titan Hanover, Florican, Florlis and Flirth, the 1973 Hambletonian winner. Harriman's greatest contribution was his prolonged effort to save the sport from extinction, climaxed by a meeting in January 1939, at which the United States Trotting Association was established. Roland Harriman was elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1961. He died in 1978 at his home in Arden, New York. He was a founder, president and chairman of the board of The Trotting Horse Museum/The Hall of Fame of the Trotter, now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals