Old Bones the Wonder Horse Kentucky Derby Champion [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Old Bones the Wonder Horse Kentucky Derby Champion

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012860743
  • Publisher: Rejuvenate Your Books
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 282,918
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mildred Mastin Pace was born in St Louis, Missouri, she and her family moved to Kentucky when she was fifteen. Her career as a writer began when she worked her way through Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, writing for newspapers. After college she went to New York and continued writing. Her distinguished writing career flowered in 1941 with her biography of Clara Barton. This book won The Herald Tribune Spring Festival Prize for most outstanding children’s book for the older age. In 1957, the children of Vermont voted her story, Old Bones the Wonder Horse, Kentucky Derby Champion, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award. In 1970 she wrote My Japan. This is the story of one young girl’s life before, during and after the Hiroshima holocaust. It was while ferreting out material for many of the Mary Margaret McBride radio shows during 1936-1940, that she developed the research skills that made the writing of her books possible. She wrote three other biographies which are: Juliette Low, Early American, the story of Paul Revere and Friend of Animals, the story of Henry Bergh, founder of the A.S.P.C.A. She wrote one novel, Home Is Where the Heart Is. Two of her most popular books are Wrapped for Eternity, the story of the Egyptian Mummy and Pyramids, Tombs for Eternity. She lived with, her husband Clark, in wooded privacy in Garrison, New York. She was very active in the affairs of the local library. After Clark died she moved to Lexington, Kentucky to be close to family. She died on October 24th, 1992.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Wunderful!!!

    I recamend this book because I am a horse lover and I was sad when it was finished. Thats how good it is!

    Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2011

    Great book. I loved reading it.

    It's a fun read for young and old alike. What a wonderul story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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