Updated on 09/15/2011 12:28PM

Hallowed Dreams to be rested after winning 23rd career race


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Hallowed Dreams improved her career record to 23 wins from 24 starts on Saturday when she drove to a 2 1/2-length win over Sweet and Firm in the $75,000 Miller Lite Stakes at Lone Star Park.

It was another 3 1/4 lengths back to third-place finisher Argentina Avenue.

Hallowed Dreams covered five furlongs over firm turf in a meet-best time of 56.03 seconds, but fell short of the world record trainer Lloyd Romero hoped she would have set for the distance, which stands at 54.80.

"We didn't get the record, but she ran the way she was supposed to," said Romero, who was thrilled with the race. Romero co-owns the filly with Johnny Gaspard.

Hallowed Dreams, sent postward as the 2-5 favorite, created a $45,070 minus show pool Saturday. She paid $2.80 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show, and topped a $7.40 exacta and a $16.40 trifecta.

Hallowed Dreams dueled with Teenytinytina to midway on the turn for home, disposed of that one, then turned back a stretch bid by Sweet and Firm. She earned $45,000 for the win, and improved her earnings to $662,944. Romero said he plans to give Hallowed Dreams a break from racing, perhaps not bringing her back until Fair Grounds opens in November.