The Cousins: Alysha vs Sam
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?
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
What’s the best racecourse in New Zealand?
Which sport do you most like to watch?
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?
Sam: Love of horses
What’s your raceday drink?
After a big raceday what’s your favourite meal?
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