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Binghamton, New York: Grave of Exterminator, a Horse

Exterminator was a Kentucky Derby winner, a 30-to-1 long shot. Also known as "Old Bones." Died in 1945. Shares a grave with two other less famous horses.

Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery

Gardner Rd, Binghamton, NY
Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery. South of the city. From Hwy 434 on the south side of the river, exit south onto Pennsylvania Ave. Turn left at the stop sign onto Morris St., then immediately bear right onto Cross St., which becomes Park Ave. Drive four blocks. Turn left at the Ross park sign onto Morgan Rd. Drive past the park. When Morgan Rd veers right, continue straight onto Gardner Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the cemetery on the right, with the parking lot just beyond it. Exterminator's monument is toward the back, near the trees.
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Grave of Exterminator, a Horse

Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery is on top of a hill just south of Binghamton, NY. It's a lovely place. I was curious as to why a Kentucky Derby winner was buried there along with two other horses, so I did a bit of research. Exterminator was purchased by Willis Sharpe Kilmer, a newspaperman, horse breeder, entrepreneur and marketing pioneer. Sun Briar and Suntica were two of his other horses.

Kilmer aggressively promoted his uncle's Swamp Root Tonic. Their headquarters and factory were in the six-story Kilmer building on Lewis and Chenango streets in Binghamton, right across the street from the Marconi Radio tower.

[Annie, 04/07/2021]
Exterminator: Burial site of racehorse

Famous race horse Exterminator died 1945 at age 30. The Kentucky Derby winner, a 30 to 1 longshot, was also known as "Old Bones."

[Sharon, 06/01/2003]

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