The Cousins: Alysha vs Sam

28 June 2019

Each week we’re going to bring you some quickfire questions with New Zealand thoroughbred racing’s 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 pick up the series with the Collett cousins Alysha and Sam.

Who is your favourite horse?
Alysha: Consensus
Sam: Red Striker

Melody Belle or Danzdanzdance?
Alysha: Melody Belle
Sam: Melody Belle

Which jockey do look up to most?
Alysha: Ryan Moore 
Sam: Trudy Thornton

Who is your favourite sire?
Alysha: Swiss Ace
Sam: Savabeel

What’s the best racecourse in New Zealand?
Alysha: Ellerslie
Sam: Hastings

Which sport do you most like to watch?
Alysha: Boxing
Sam: Show Jumping

If you weren’t a superstar jockey what would you be doing?
Alysha: TV Presenter 
Sam: Horse Racing mentor

What gets you motivated in the morning?
Alysha: Ambition
Sam: Love of horses

What’s your raceday drink?
Alysha: Water
Sam: Coffee/Water

After a big raceday what’s your favourite meal?
Alysha: Vietnamese
Sam: Salmon/Fish Salad

Home cooked, or eating out at a restaurant?
Alysha: Home cooked
Sam: Home cooked

Do you have an superstitions that you follow on raceday?
Alysha: Throwing rubbish out the window on way to races
Sam: Certain gear on Wednesday and Saturday

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