John Deere Indianapolis Juvenile Challenge

John Deere Indianapolis Juvenile Challenge

Extermynator earns his second career stakes win.

Extermynator. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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The 3-5 favorite in a field of eight 2-year-olds, Gordon L. Timm's Extermynator responded with a neck victory in Thursday's $48,505 John Deere Indianapolis Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

Extermynator earned a 101 speed index while covering 350 yards in :17.588, a clocking aided by a reported 15-mph tail wind. German Rodriguez rode the gelded son of champion Tres Seis for trainer Randy Smith.

Extermynator landed a starting berth in the October 22 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Horseshoe Indianapolis. The brown gelding was bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox, and he was purchased by Timm and Smith Smith for $55,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. That purchase makes Extermynator eligible for a $15,000 bonus to the highest-placing finisher in the Juvenile Challenge Championship.

"We didn't even know about the bonus at the time we bought him," said Timm and Smith via telephone. "We just really liked the way this colt was built and his breeding."

Extermynator is out of Cartel Regards, a 12-year-old Corona Cartel mare. His second dam, the First Place Dash mare First Regards, won the 2002 Dash For Cash Derby (G2) at Lone Star Park and was a finalist in the '01 Texas Classic (G1) and Rainbow (G1) futurities.

Raced exclusively in Indiana, Extermynator has earned $121,701 from five starts, and his four wins include the July 23 Heartland Futurity.

Jettin Jetta, Hes Legendary, What Else Is New, The Apollitical Lady, Time For A Hero, Streakin To Thrill, and KVN Queen completed the official order of finish.

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