07/06/2004 12:00AM

Mare dies after stakes victory

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Sound of Gold, a 6-year-old mare trained by Paul Pearson for owner-breeder Sandra Rasmussen who was named the 2003-2004 turf champion at Sam Houston Race Park, died Monday.

She had wired the field in Monday's Minnesota H.B.P.A Mile Stakes at Canterbury Park and was in the test barn when she bled internally and could not be revived. An autopsy is pending.