Exterminator, ridden by jockey Willie Knapp, was the winner of the 44th Kentucky Derby in 1918. He beat out Viva America (third place), War Cloud (fourth) and American Eagle (eighth). The United States was still at war during that year’s Derby. Potatoes were planted in the infield to help the American Red Cross.
Exterminator, ridden by jockey Willie Knapp, was the winner of the 44th Kentucky Derby in 1918. He beat out Viva America (third place), War Cloud (fourth) and American Eagle (eighth). The United States was still at war during that year’s Derby. Potatoes were planted in the infield to help the American Red Cross. Kentucky Derby Museum
Exterminator, ridden by jockey Willie Knapp, was the winner of the 44th Kentucky Derby in 1918. He beat out Viva America (third place), War Cloud (fourth) and American Eagle (eighth). The United States was still at war during that year’s Derby. Potatoes were planted in the infield to help the American Red Cross. Kentucky Derby Museum

Exterminator: a Kentucky Derby winner who wasn’t supposed to win

May 06, 2016 11:52 AM