Sold at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale for $625,000 to Regis Farms a day after her win in the Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 10, Golden Mystery is back with trainer Marty Wolfson at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Wolfson had expressed his hope that the new owners would send Golden Mystery back to him to continue her racing career following her first graded stakes win at Gulfstream Park. He got his wish when the 7-year-old mare was returned a few days later. The chestnut daughter of Awesome Again recorded her first breeze in a month March 3, clocking a half-mile in :49 flat.
"She got back a few days after the sales," said Wolfson. "She only missed training for about five days which is how much time I gave her after the Sunshine Millions before the Hurricane Bertie. She'll run in the Inside Information (gr. II) and the new owners have talked about the Humana Distaff (gr. I) at Churchill, although nothing beyond that. Both of those races are at seven-eighths, which she loves."
The $150,000 Inside Information Stakes is March 17 at Gulfstream, and the $300,000 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs is on Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) day May 4.
Previously owned by Farnsworth Stables, Golden Mystery is 2-for-2 this year. She captured the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths going 6 1/2 furlongs last out. That followed a victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint Jan. 19.
Bred by Adena Springs out of the Saint Ballado mare Mysterious Angel, Golden Mystery is a 38-time starter in her career, earning $540,223 with nine wins, seven seconds, and four thirds.