The Apprentices: Campbell vs Cowan
Each week we’re going to bring you some quickfire questions with New Zealand thoroughbred racing’s apprentice jockeys. We learn what makes them tick on race day, gets them up for pre-dawn starts, and if they have any raceday superstitions.
This week we kick off the series with Corey Campbell and Kate Cowan.
Who is your favourite horse?
Corey: Gallant Boy
Melody Belle or Danzdanzdance?
Corey: Melody Belle
Kate: Melody Belle
Which jockey do look up to most?
Corey: James McDonald
Kate: Samantha Collett
Who is your favourite sire?
Corey: Raise the Flag
Kate: Darci Brahma
What’s the best racecourse in New Zealand?
Kate: Riccarton Park
Which sport do you most like to watch?
Kate: Horse racing
If you weren’t a superstar jockey what would you be doing?
What gets you motivated in the morning?
Corey: To better myself and be the best person I can be
Kate: The fear of being average or mediocre
What’s your raceday drink?
Kate: Water and chia seeds
After a big raceday what’s your favourite meal?
Corey: Pita Pit
Home cooked, or eating out at a restaurant?
Corey: I’ll take both thanks
Kate: Home cooked
Do you have an superstitions that you follow on raceday?
Kate: My earrings