One hundred years ago on May 11th, Exterminator stunned spectators when he finished first in the field of eight at the 1918 Kentucky Derby. Nicknamed "Old Bones" because of this lanky and scrawny conformation, the horse went off in the Derby at odds of 30-1.
Although his appearance didn't impress racing fans, Exterminator's gritty determination on the race track helped him gain a loyal following. The gelding raced until he was nine-years-old and won a today unheard of 50 races out of 100 starts.
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