Born in Southampton, Long Island, New York in 1891, Harry Whitney began driving trotters as a boy, since his father ran a livery stable and trained a few trotters on the side. After Army service in World War I, Whitney won his first race with Justin Brook at Riverhead, Long Island in 1919. He operated a public stable from 1923-1936, then went with Dunbar Bostwick as a private trainer, developing such great champions as Chris Spencer and Nibble Hanover. He also trained for William Cane and Aaron Williams, with Darnley an outstanding free-for-aller for the latter. Harry Whitney died in 1973 in Aiken, South Carolina.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals