harry c. hersey
Born in Elmira, New York in 1867, Harry Hersey rose to fame quickly after being engaged as trainer for the International Stock Food Farm Stables in 1904. The following year he drove the stable's star, Dan Patch, to his record 1:55 1/4. For many years Hersey managed Dan Patch's exhibition tours across the country and those of four pacing stars - Minor Heir, Lady Maud C., Hedgewood Boy and George Gano, with prices well into five figures being paid for these exhibitions. Hersey also drove Minor Heir to his record 1:58 1/2. Hersey died in 1940 in Newark, New Jersey.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals