This is the story of the great race horse, Exterminator. Affectionately known as Old Bones, he as born May 30, 1915, at the W.D. Knight farm, near Lexington, Kentucky. An unknown in 1918 he won the Kentucky Derby. He went on to become America’s top winner of cup races and, according to many experts, the greatest thoroughbred ever developed in this country. Exterminator retired in 1924, at the age of nine, when he pulled up lame in his 100th race. He died in 1945, at the ripe old age of thirty. Exterminator is buried on the Kilmer farm, near Binghamton, New York, beside his constant companion, the pony Peanuts II, and near his old stablemate, Sun Briar.
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