Uhlan, sired by Bingen out of Blondella, was born in 1904 at the farm of A. H. Parker, Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1907 he was sold for $2,500 to Charles Sanders of Salem, Massachusetts as a matinee horse. From there he went to Sanders trainer Robert Procter and proved sensational. After a mile in 2:02 1/4 in 1909 at Columbus, Ohio, he was purchased by C. K. G. Billings for $30,000. From then on Uhlan raced to wagon, sulky, and under saddle on exhibition and against time only. He toured Europe, returning in August of 1912 to set his mark of 1:58 at Lexington, Kentucky. He died in Santa Barbara, California on November 23, 1934. Uhlan and Lou Dillon were buried in an area where streets bearing their names are found today. The original headstones of both these champions are preserved on the fairgrounds at Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara, CA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals