08/02/2006 12:00AM

Zee Oh Six best in Oklahoma


Zee Oh Six was named the Oklahoma-bred horse of the year for 2005 at the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association's annual banquet last weekend at Remington Park.

won four of six starts last year at age 6, including three stakes at Remington: the $75,000 Oklahoma Classics Day Classic, the $40,000 Governor's Cup, and the $40,000 Silver Goblin. Zee Oh Six, a son of Alphabet Soup, has won 10 races and $338,025 overall.

Joe Lucas trains the horse for John and Barbara Smicklas, who also bred Zee Oh Six. Lucas and John Smicklas were leaders in the movement to secure electronic gaming for tracks in Oklahoma.

Also during the banquet, the Thoroughbred association honored the Richter Family Trust as the leading breeder by earnings in 2005. Richter Family Trust bred That Tat, who was the Oklahoma-bred sprinter of the year. That Tat is out of an Oklahoma broodmare of the year, Oh Boy Valoy.