'Dream' Attempts Continued Rise

A Dream To Remember looks for a Grade 1 in the Southwest Juvenile Championship.

November 21, 2012

R.D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope and Butch Southway’s A Dream To Remember tries to continue her autumn rise at Zia Park when she heads the $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) on Sunday afternoon.

A Dream To Remember (Corona Cartel-Hallowed Dreams (TB) by Malagra) won her Zia Park debut in her Hobbs America Futurity trial and then raced to her first stakes win when she pulled away to win the $299,843 Hobbs America Futurity (G2) by a half length with a :19.330 time for the 400 yards.

The 440-yard distance of the Southwest Juvenile should be to the filly’s advantage considering her late run in the Hobbs America Futurity and her bottom-side breeding. Her dam, Hallowed Dreams, won her first 16 races to equal the North American Thoroughbred modern-day record for wins to start a career that has since been eclipsed by Peppers Pride and Zenyatta. Peppers Pride ran up a 19-for-19 lifetime record, while Zenyatta won her first 19 races before being narrowly defeated in her final start.

A Dream To Remember showed promise for trainer Paul Jones this past summer at Ruidoso Downs. She won her maiden in her fourth start when she won her All American Futurity (G1) trial and then finished third in the All American Juvenile (R).

Derol Hubbard and Ted Rushing’s New Mexico-bred Dashin Ace (Dash Ta Fame-Ace Crystal Charm by Shazoom) tries open company for the first time after scoring a 35-1 upset win in the New Mexico Classic Futurity (RG2) to win his maiden in his latest start. After finishing third in his New Mexico Classic Futurity trial, he won the futurity by a neck for trainer Mike Joiner.

Macedonio Lozano’s Sassmaster (TR Dasher-Catch You Now by Separatist) won the Sam Houston Futurity (G2) back in April and is still in form as he tries for his third-straight win after winning the $80,459 Texas Classic Futurity Juvenile (R) by a head on November 10. The gelding started his winning streak by taking his Texas Classic Futurity trial by a half length.