Bingen was foaled in 1892, sired by May King out of Young Miss. He was bred by A. Smith McCann in Kentucky. Sold as a yearling to George Leavitt of Boston, Bingen was placed in the stable of Henry Titer at Mystic Park track. He broke the trotting record for two-year-olds in 1895 and later that year went in 2:12 1/2 against time. In 1899 he was purchased by J. Malcolm Forbes who placed him at stud at Forbes Farm in Massachusetts. In 1912 Bingen became the property of David M. Look and was moved to Castleton Farm in Kentucky. Outstanding among the many good horses he sired was world champion Uhlan 1:58 and Gaiety Lee, the dam of Lee Axworthy 1:58 1/4. Bingen died at Castleton Farm in April 1913.
Castleton Farm, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals