Filly Equals Hallowed Record

Hallowed Dreams, right, crosses the finish line to win her record-tying 16th consecutive race. AP

Hallowed Dreams pulled away from the field in the $40,000 Dixie Miss on Saturday and tied a thoroughbred racing record with her 16th straight victory.

Hallowed Dreams finished the 6-furlong race on a dry Louisiana Downs track in 1:09 2-5, winning by three lengths.

The 3-year-old filly, bought for $15,000 as a 4-month-old, is 16-for-16 and joins Cigar and Citation as the only horses to win 16 straight.

"We just let her break and she takes over," jockey Sylvester Carmouche said.

Hallowed Dreams won $24,000 to boost her career earnings to $390,429, all on Louisiana tracks.

"She's not for sale," co-owner and trainer Lloyd Romero said. "She will remain in Louisiana because she belongs to the people of Louisiana."

Hallowed Dreams paid $2.20 and $2.10, while second-place horse Maddie's Promise, ridden by Anthony Lovato, paid $2.10. Sparkles of Luck finished third in the four-horse race.

The original field was five, but Tuner River was a late scratch.

"This is the greatest thrill of my racing career," said co-owner Johnny Gaspard. "The only filly that can beat this filly is herself."


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