Exterminator

Title

Exterminator

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Conformation shot of the American Thoroughbred Exterminator.

Despite his critics’ focus on his appearance (earning Exterminator the various nicknames of ‘Old Bones’, 'Old Slim' and 'The Galloping Hatrack'), Exterminator appears on several top 100 horses of the 20th century lists.

Exterminator was foaled near Nicholasville, Kentucky, in 1915 and changed ownership several times over his seven-year (1917 - 1924) racing career during which he won the 1918 Kentucky Derby at 30-1, held a 50-17-17 record from 100 starts, and earned $252,996. 33 of those victories were in stakes races.

Exterminator was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1957.

Creator

Charles Christian Cook

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Original Format

glass plate negative

Files

Cook 14089 - Exterminator conformation.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Exterminator,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 21, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/348.

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