01/19/2013 3:24PM

Gulfstream Park: Golden Mystery goes out a winner in Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint

Barbara D. Livingston
The 7-year-old mare Golden Mystery, ridden by Luis Saez, easily wins the final start of her 37-race career in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Golden Mystery saved the best for last. In the final start of her 37-race career, Golden Mystery crushed her five rivals in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Fillies and Mares Sprint at Gulfstream Park, romping to a 5 1/4-length victory over the sloppy main track.

Golden Mystery ($6), the second choice, was part of a four-horse  battle  for the lead, but put those pace rivals away and never was threatened by favored Emma’s Encore, who rallied for second, a neck better than R Holiday Mood.

After pressing the pace of 21.99 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 45.63 for a half-mile, Golden Mystery completed six furlongs in 1:11.07. Luis Saez was aboard.

Golden Mystery had finished second in a one-turn mile at Gulfstream, the Ocala Stakes, in her prior start on Dec. 30.

“I thought coming off the mile she’d have more stamina,” said trainer Marty Wolfson.

Golden Mystery, 7, is owned by Farnsworth Stables, which is selling  the mare on  Feb. 11 at Fasig-Tipton.

“That was a good way for her to end her career,” Wolfson said.

Golden Mystery, by Awesome Again, won 8  of  37 starts, and was 4 for 12 at Gulfstream. She earned a bit more than $450,000.