11/23/2012 3:33PM

Zia Park: Hallowed Dreams foal favored in Quarter Horse stakes


The Thoroughbred mare Hallowed Dreams has a trio of 2-year-old Quarter Horses on the track this year and one of them, A Dream to Remember, should go favored Sunday in the Grade 1, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship at Zia Park.

Hallowed Dreams, who won the first 16 starts of her career, retired in 2002 with a record of 25 wins from 30 starts for earnings of $740,144. During her career, she won 17 stakes, most of them in her native Louisiana.

A Dream to Remember is the result of a complex breeding program that enabled Hallowed Dreams to be the dam of three Quarter Horses foaled in 2010. A Dream to Remember and Dreaminofthegame were foaled by surrogate mothers, according to a 2011 report in Daily Racing Form , while Ms Katyln Dreams was foaled by Hallowed Dreams.

The American Quarter Horse Association allows embryo transfer foals to be registered, provided certain rules are followed. In another twist, A Dream to Remember and Ms Katlyn Dreams both won trial races on the same Zia Park card Sept. 22. Dreaminofthegame, meanwhile, last raced at Evangeline Downs and finished fifth in a maiden special weight race Oct. 31. The breeder of all three fillies is Gerald D. Libersat.

A Dream to Remember, an Oklahoma-bred who races for R.D. Hubbard, Johnny D. Cope, and Henry Southway, became her dam’s first stakes winner when she won the Grade 2 Hobbs America Futurity at Zia in her most recent start Oct. 7. She was prominent throughout and forged to a three-quarter-length win in the 400-yard race.

A Dream to Remember will move to 440 yards for the Southwest Juvenile Championship. She won at the distance in August during trials for the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. A Dream to Remember did not qualify for the finale, but ran third in the $84,000 All American Juvenile.

G.R. Carter Jr. is the regular rider of A Dream to Remember, who is trained by Paul Jones.

Others set to start in the Southwest Juvenile Championship include Sassmaster and Thequeenhasgonenuts, who finished a respective first and second in the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity in April, and Whiteface Eagle, runner-up in the Hobbs America Futurity. Hurri Cartel, a winner of 5 of 6 starts, enters off a stakes win at Fort Erie. The field of eight also includes Grade 3 winner Rockin Disco.