CR Commando\'s take both DSBF trots
October 24, 2007
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Trainer George Teague swept both $110,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacers, while Les Givens-trained horses won both trotting finals on closing night at Harrington Raceway Tuesday.
The Teague-trained Badlands Nitro was victorious in 1:54 for driver Wayne Long and owners John Celii and Teague Inc. in the pacing colt division, while Brenda Teague\'s Sheisaknockout was victorious in 1:57 for driver Jim Morand in the filly division.
Badlands Nitro improved to five-for-six lifetime with a win over Dina\'a Gamble and Triple Black, while \"Knockout\" notched her third win in four lifetime starts in her one-length score over Royal Fortune and Snatch The Fortune. Both pacing winners were sired by Badlands Hanover.
Teague registered three training victories on the card, by also capturing the $20,000 2-year-old pacing colt DSBF consolation event with Elmer Fannin\'s Night Trouble.
On the trotting side, Delbert Cain\'s Aggressive Command overcame post eight for 2:03.4 win with trainer Givens aboard. The CR Commando gelding held off Indian Hill Mojoe and Man of Science for the win.
Givens also trained Jim Morand and Nanticoke Racing\'s Juanita to victory in 2:03.2 with Morand driving in the filly trotting final. Juanita, a daughter of CR Commando, also overcame post eight to claim her fifth win in sixth career starts. Juanita outlasted Kisses On Command and Whitesville Liz to the wire. It was Morand\'s second win in the DSBF finals on the card. Both trotting stake winners were sired by CR Commando.
In the remaining $20,000 consolation event for pacing fillies, George Leager\' s Mom\'s Toy was triumphant in 1:58 for driver Jim King Jr.
Harrington\'s leading driver Tony Morgan won four races on the program to increase his meet total to 301. Trainer Josh Green was awarded a trophy for earning his 11th consecutive training title at Harrington. The Green Stable won 78 races at the 2007 Harrington meet. Tim Crissman finished with 71, while Dylan Davis notched 70.
Green earned a win with Bikini Bottom in the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Junior Open.
\"We\'ve always done very well at Harrington,\" said Green. \"I\'ve always liked racing here and I owe a lot to having good owners and good help.\"
Green also gave special credit to his father, Gary, who moved to Delaware approximately two years ago and has been an integral part of the Green stable\'s success. (Harrington)