The Bink, Dam of Grade I Winner Riskaverse, Dead

The Bink, dam of grade I winner Riskaverse, died Feb. 24 from hemorrhaging a day after foaling a Giant's Causeway  filly.

A 15-year-old daughter of Seeking the Gold, The Bink was owned by Peter Schiff's Fox Ridge Farm and kept at Catherine Parke's Valkyre Stud near Georgetown, Ky. The newborn filly, named Giant Cause, is on a nurse mare.

Seven-year-old Riskaverse, a Fox Ridge homebred by Dynaformer, was one of the top turf fillies this decade. She won consecutive runnings of the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland and earned a career total of $2,182,429 while trained by Pat Kelly. So good was she that she sold for a sale-topping $5 million at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale. Riskaverse was sent to Ireland to be bred.

Prior to this year, The Bink produced a total of five named foals, three of which were winners, including other graded stakes winner Cozzy Corner.

The Bink, who was produced from the Topsider mare Toll Fee, won three of 19 starts and earned $135,889 racing as a Fox Ridge homebred. She placed in five stakes, including the 1995 Interborough Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III). The Bink's second dam, Toll Both, was bred by Schiff's father, John Schiff, and was 1991 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year.