08/24/2005 11:00PM

Remington: Tickin' Okie has rail


Tickin' Okie is a member of a speedy family, and she could be its second stakes winner on the day. Tickin' Okie will start as one of the favorites in the $40,000 Black Mesa at Remington Park, which will be run just hours after her dam's brother, That Tat, attempts to win his third $50,000 Folklore at Louisiana Downs.

Tickin' Okie has inherited her family's quickness. In her last two starts she has won sprint stakes, taking the $38,000 Boomer for Oklahoma-breds at Fair Meadows in Tulsa on July 2, then returning to capture that track's $32,000 Mustang Creek against open company July 23.

Tickin' Okie will be moving back to the Oklahoma-bred ranks for the Black Mesa, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares. She will break from the rail and has the speed to take advantage of the draw, as she showed when going wire to wire to win the Mustang Creek.

Donnie Von Hemel trains Tickin' Okie and has given the mount to Curtis Kimes. Tickin' Okie races for her breeder, Richter Family Trust, and she is out of the stakes-winning mare Tic Tic. As for That Tat, he is a six-time stakes winner with earnings of $526,985.

Others in the Black Mesa include defending champ Racing Sundown, who last month was named the 2004 champion older filly or mare by the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Associa-tion; Silver Sancat, a full sister to stakes winner Custer; and Notably Mystic.