gladys f. harriman
Born in 1895 in New York City, Gladys Harriman was the daughter of Dr. Harold Fries, a manufacturing chemist, and Catherine Cahill. Her marriage to Roland Harriman, one of the prime movers in harness racing, resulted in her becoming a skilled amateur harness driver. She set a number of world records, beginning in 1929, when she drove Highland Scott to a 1:59 1/4 mark at Good Time Park in Goshen, New York. In 1950 Mrs. Harriman reined Tassel Hanover to a 2:01.4 record at Goshen's Historic Track, which made the free-legged filly the fastest three-year-old on a half-mile track up to that time. Gladys Harriman died in 1983 at Arden Homestead, Harriman, New York.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals