Rapid Round with Josh Parr

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In today's instalment of 2022 Rapid Round - Jockey Edition, we feature a quickfire round with multiple Group 1-winning, Sydney-based jockey Josh Parr.

TDN AusNZ: What is your earliest memory of racing?

Josh Parr: As a 4-year-old boy walking across the course proper at Royal Randwick.

TDN AusNZ: What horse are you most excited for coming into the autumn carnival?

JP: Duais.

Josh Parr and Duais winning the G1 TAB Australian Cup | Image courtesy of Bronwen Healy

TDN AusNZ: What do you love most about your job?

JP: The thrill of race riding. The adrenaline rush, there is nothing like it.

TDN AusNZ: Is there another jockey who has inspired you in your career?

JP: My dad (Steve Parr).

TDN AusNZ: What race ride, by another jockey, is the best you’ve ever seen?

JP: Tim Clark on Converge in this year's Randwick Guineas.

TDN AusNZ: Who is your favourite horse?

JP: Shadow Hero.

Josh Parr and Shadow Hero | Image courtesy of Bronwen Healy

TDN AusNZ: What is your favourite track to ride at?

JP: Royal Randwick.

TDN AusNZ: What is the best horse you’ve ridden?

JP: Duais.

TDN AusNZ: If you could win one race what would it be?

JP: The Golden Slipper S.

TDN AusNZ: What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

JP: Play golf.

Josh Parr playing golf at Barnbougle Dunes | Image courtesy of Josh Parr

TDN AusNZ: Have you always wanted to be a jockey? If you weren’t a jockey what would you be?

JP: Yes, I have always wanted to be a jockey and if I wasn't a jockey I'd be broke.

TDN AusNZ: Is there a sportsperson you greatly admire, and why?

JP: Tiger Woods, we haven't seen a sports person like him before. With the mental capacity to win and to pull out a shot when needed at the most high-pressure moments.

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