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Normandy Gets Up For Top Mark In John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge Trials
Normandy (#2) posted the fastest time over Bc Fast Dash (inside) on Sunday for the John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge.

Kira Crook
Normandy Gets Up For Top Mark In John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge Trials

BLACK FOOT, ID—SEPTEMBER 4, 2022—Coming off a second-place finish in the Bitterroot Futurity in his last start, Normandy posted the fastest qualifying time from three trials contested Sunday for the John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Black Foot.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return September 24th at Pocatello Downs to vie for the winner's share of $32,500-added going 350 yards.

The winner will also get a bid to participate in the $125,000-est. John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship(G3) at Horseshoe Indianapolis on October 23rd during the Bank of America Challenge Championship Night.

In a late surge under jockey Jose Figueroa, Normandy got a nose in front of Bc Fast Dash to set the fastest time of :17.749 seconds, a 99 speed index with a 7mph tailwind.  Trainer Weston Smith saddled the son of leading second-crop sire A Revenant for owner Ronnie Keller.

Gary Vaughn bred the black colt in Oklahoma from the Agouti mare Ms Casholene. Normandy has won three of four starts and banked $25,264 this season.

In just his second career start Bc Fast Dash, under jockey Jesus Canales, held on for the second fastest clocking of :17.757 seconds, also a 99 speed index. Trained by Sergio Canales, the bay gelding broke his maiden in career debut at White Pine Racing on August 20.

Ben McKenney is the owner-breeder of the son of multiple stakes sire Coronas Fast Dash from the Class Jump mare Classic Pearl Bc. Bc Fast Dash has earned $2,850 in two starts.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge qualifiers, with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys.