09/29/2007 11:00PM

D Fine Okie beats males in Oklahoma Classic

EmailD Fine Okie kept Zee Oh Six from winning the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Day Classic for a fourth time when she drove to a1 3/4- length win in what was the richest of eight Oklahoma-bred stakes run Saturday night at Remington Park. Purses for the races totaled a series-high $500,000.

D Fine Okie tracked pacesetter Zee Oh Six for much of the mile and a sixteenth Classic, as that one set fractions of 24.08 seconds for the opening quarter, 47.80 for the half-mile mark and 1:11.83 for six furlongs. D Fine Okie took over in the stretch and went on to cover the distance in 1:43.93.

Aisle Two closed for second, while Zee Oh Six, who had won the Classic in 2002, 2005 and 2006, held third.

Don Pettinger rode D Fine Okie for trainer Donnie Von Hemel. The win was one of three stakes Pettinger and Von Hemel won on the night. They also captured the $60,000 Turf with defending champ Notable Okie ($5) and the $60,000 Distaff with Midsummer Magic ($7.80).

D Fine Okie, who was favored despite taking on males in the Classic, earned $60,000 for the win. It was her sixth in a stakes, and her third in the Oklahoma Classics Day series. D Fine Okie won the Lassie in 2004, and last year captured the Filly and Mare Turf. She is a 5-year-old by Burbank and races for her breeder, Richter Family Trust. D Fine Okie has now won 13 of 32 starts and $433,085.

Double for Zimmerman

Jockey Ramsey Zimmerman guided Rosemaui ($4.20) to a 2 1/4-length win over Beata for trainer Joe Offolter in the first stakes of the night, the $60,000 Filly and Mare Turf.

Two races later, Zimmerman was back in the winner’s circle after piloting Garbu Road ($8.40) to a 2 3/4-length win over favorite and defending champ Marq French in the $60,000 Sprint. Ricky Gustafson trains Garbu Road.

* In other races, Annieville ($8.40) closed from last for a 2 3/4-length win over Carsoncityprospect in the $60,000 Filly and Mare Sprint. The race was added this year to Classics Day. Nena Matz was aboard Annieville for trainer Kari Craddock.

* Picaso ($3.80) was prominent throughout for a length and a quarter win over Noggin in the $50,000 Juvenile. Richard Eramia rode the winner for trainer Joyce Salisbury.

* In the $50,000 Lassie, Nakali ($4.40) took the lead at the start and never relinquished it for a 3 1/2-length win. Quincy Hamilton was aboard for trainer Joe Petalino.