A post mortem examination on Pinker Pinker has revealed that the mare died of an anaphylactic reaction to a routine therapy.
The Cox Plate winner collapsed and died at trainer Greg Eurell’s Cranbourne stables after being given an injection of Pentason-gold, a joint maintenance therapy.
The four year old mare was being prepared to travel to back to Sydney to run in the Group 1 $400,000 Inglis Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill won by More Joyous and Eurell was hoping she would bounce back to winning form after finishing sixth to Shoot Out in the Group 1 $350,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm on March 10.
Pinker Pinker had earned over $2.5m in her career, mainly due to her win in the Group 1 $3m Tatts Cox Plate (2040m) when ridden by Craig Williams, beating Jimmy Choux and Rekindled Interest .
Her other wins included the 2011 Group 2 $180,000 Angus Armanasco (1400m) for fillies at Caulfield, the 2011 Group 3 $150,000 Schweppervesence Trophy for Fillies and Mares (1600m) at Flemington and the Group 2 $200,000 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.