Jim Beam

Jim Beam

Post by David F. Adcoc » Sun, 09 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Hi Mary!

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to find an old (copyright 1955)
book at a garage sale all about Exterminator. It's called "Old
Bones, the Wonder Horse" by Mildred Mastin Pace.

In it I learned all about Exterminator. His sire was McGee and his
dam was Fair Empress, by Jim Gore. He was actually bought as a
workout partner for another horse, Sun Briar, who was the "star" of
owner W.S. Kilmer's stable. Exterminator was a 3 year old unknown
gelding when he was bought 2 weeks before the 1918 Kentucky Derby.
Sun Briar didn't make it to the Derby but Exterminator did and won
as the longest shot in the race at 29-1!!!

Exterminator did not race undefeated, but he had quite a career. He
raced over 8 years, ran in 100 starts, and won 50 of them (was also
second or third in 34 more!). At the time, he was America's top
winner of cup races. He was retired in 1924 at the age of 9, when he
pulled up lame in his 100th race. He later died of a heart attack at
age 30. I hope this is of interest to you!

Ann Waller

p.s. Aurora Borealis is a wonderful name for a racehorse!          

--
David F. Adcock

 
 
 

Jim Beam

Post by vis.. » Sun, 09 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Oh I LOVE Serena's Song and Key Guy!!
I LOVE the horses that stay kinda with the
pack that's fighting for positions near the
rail.  Then, out of the blue, they come
roaring down the backstretch, totally
unexpected.  I taped the Jim Beam, and
I'm taping the Kentucky Oaks and the
Derby.  Has anybody in the racing world
ever hear of the Exterminator?  His
nickname was Old Bones, because
he was (not in my eyes) as ugly as
old bones.  He won EVERY race he
ever raced (I think).  Somebody
let me know if they've ever hear of
the Exterminator.  Is it just me, or is
Aurora Borealis the BEST name for
a race horse.  I've never heard of one
named that, but it would be the perfect
name for a TB.
ADBB

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Jim Beam

Post by Susan Mudgett aka little gat » Wed, 12 Apr 1995 04:00:00

: Derby.  Has anybody in the racing world
: ever hear of the Exterminator?  His
: nickname was Old Bones, because
: he was (not in my eyes) as ugly as
: old bones.  He won EVERY race he
: ever raced (I think).  Somebody
: let me know if they've ever hear of
: the Exterminator.

A while back we had a discussion of the book "Old Bones the Wonder Horse"
a children's bio of Exterminator by Mildred Mastin Pace.  No one thought
he'd be much of a racer, he was gelded sometime before he won
the Kentucky Derby.

 Is it just me, or is
: Aurora Borealis the BEST name for
: a race horse.  I've never heard of one
: named that, but it would be the perfect
: name for a TB.
: ADBB

I heard in on of Marguerite Henry's books that in the 1800s or so there
was a famous racehorse named Eclipse.

But my favorite racehorse name, found in the my local newspaper;s track
listings, was Royal Pain.

 
 
 

Jim Beam

Post by Catgi » Thu, 13 Apr 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
> : Somebody
> : let me know if they've ever hear of
> : the Exterminator.

yeah, ages ago.

Quote:
>  Is it just me, or is
> : Aurora Borealis the BEST name for
> : a race horse.  

i'll bet ya 2-5 that at some time, in some place, there has been a race
horse named Aurora Borealis!

Quote:
> I heard in on of Marguerite Henry's books that in the 1800s or so there
> was a famous racehorse named Eclipse.

there were two famous Eclipses... the british one and the american one.

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