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Insecure - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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The Basics

Record: 10 wins
Sire: Mendham
Dam: Secure Belle



Mendham-Secure Belle

Trainers B.J. Higgins/C. Higgins

10 wins

Raced 1990s

Insecure’s win in the 1998 Queensland Guineas sparked one of the most emotional scenes ever on a racetrack. Insecure (66-1) emerged from the doom and gloom in a thunderstorm. His trainer Barry Higgins had died two days before and his last wish was for the horse to run under the care of his son Craig. Insecure was last, 20 lengths from the leader Enforced at the 800m and by the home turn was still more than a dozen lengths away. His jockey Mike Pelling recalled: "I didn’t think he had the slightest chance of winning, but all of a sudden he started to get a real roll-on. I started to get a bit exuberant and think `this is unbelievable!’. There was something lifting him up in the home straight . . . and it wasn’t me.’’ Insecure went on to become only the second horse in 121 years of the Queensland Cup to win the race back to back in 1998-99. The 1999 win gave great jockey Mick Dittman his first win in the Cup.




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