02/16/2002 12:00AM

Hall Of Gold injured after victory


ALBANY, Calif. - Hall Of Gold broke down after winning the $59,163 Richmond Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

The 4-year-old filly won the six-furlong race by three-quarters of a length over Bullish Miss, who won a four-way photo for second. Hall Of Gold ($7.60) ran the six furlongs in 1:09.48 before suffering a fractured sesamoid in her left front leg as she pulled up into the turn after the race.

"She gives you what she's got every time, and it's usually enough," said winning jockey Chad Schvaneveldt, after Hall Of Gold won for the sixth time in 10 starts.

Hall Of Gold pressured pacesetting Phaenna early, forged to the lead on the turn and gamely held on through the stretch, although Schvaneveldt sensed something was wrong.

"Her competitive nature kept her in the bit. I could tell she was stinging," he said. "From the eighth to the wire, she ran on guts alone."

Trainer Jeff Bonde said it was his second nice filly to break a sesamoid in two days. My Aim Is True was injured in a training accident Friday.

"Hall Of Gold will be a great broodmare," he said. "She has a heart of gold. I hope they breed her to the best."