Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby
Tianchi Monster squeezed into Sunday’s (17 March) BMW Hong Kong Derby with a Class 3 handicap win over the 2000m ... Read More
Schabau showing Cup qualities
German import Schabau completed the perfect opening racing campaign in Australia at Flemington on Saturday when he ... Read More
Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win
Pure Scot has capitalised on a box-seat run to land her first Flemington win at her fifth attempt.
Having her eighth ... Read More
Tin Hat wins again
Progressive three-year-old Tin Hat maintained his unbeaten record as a gelding when he handed Bravo Tango and Gold Mag ... Read More
Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20
Tobougg was Craig's first European Group 1 winner. Together they won the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre at ... Read More
Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win
Godolphin stayer Etymology has finally come of age taking out the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington.
Placed in two ... Read More
Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick
My Pendant has earned herself a summer holiday at the beach after completing a winning hat-trick in stylish fashion at ... Read More
Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike
Lindsay Park has autumn ambitions with Poised To Strike, who resumed from a winter campaign with victory up the ... Read More
Al Galayel gives Williams a Valley treble
Seven-time Melbourne jockeys’ premiership winner Craig Williams is back on top of this season’s standings after a ... Read More
Williams looking for more Railway success
Champion Victorian jockey Craig Williams is hopeful a wide draw won’t stop Iconoclasm from delivering him a third ... Read More
Yogi rounds up rivals in the Sandown Cup
Yogi has won a 3200m handicap but not the one trainer Darren Weir and connections were hoping for.
The addition of ... Read More
Tally bounces back to claim Eclipse Stakes
A drop in distance has brought out the best from Tally, with the Godolphin galloper scoring a last-stride win at ... Read More
Best Of Days wins the Kennedy Mile
A Group One win to import Best Of Days in the Kennedy Mile has capped a memorable day for trainer James Cummings and ... Read More
Craig Williams tests Melbourne Cup mount
Jockey Craig Williams is pinning his hopes of a first Melbourne Cup on Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar.
After being ... Read More
Voices Of Value – Podcast
Voices Of Value – Podcast
We seem to handle the "change" that we are 'in control of'. How do you handle change ... Read More
Amphitrite wins the Group One Thousand Guineas
Amphitrite has capped a meteoric rise with a last-to-first victory in the Group One Thousand Guineas.
The Darren ... Read More
Spring Carnival Preparation
Preparation for major racedays and the Spring Racing Carnival comprises of many components. Not only are form, ... Read More
Talented filly Amphitrite wins Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes
Talented filly Amphitrite has taken the step to stakes racing in her stride, leading in a Darren Weir stable trifecta ... Read More
Encryption and blinkers a Flemington match
The addition of blinkers has given Encryption the encouragement to overcome a difficult passage to claim victory in the ... Read More
Call Me Handsome wins Heatherlie Stakes
Consistent performer Call Me Handsome has graduated to better company with an all-the-way win in the Heatherlie Stakes ... Read More
Williams booked for Dream ride
Craig Williams' dreams of winning a third Caulfield Cup moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday when it was ... Read More
Williams wins seventh title
Craig Williams was nowhere near Sandown on Wednesday, but the meeting provided confirmation of his coronation as ... Read More
Williams' perfect Sale quartet
Craig Williams' recent dominance of the Victorian racing scene continued in stellar fashion on Thursday, the hoop ... Read More
'Willo' excels in the wind
Saturday threatened to be just another vintage day that is firmly in the wheelhouse of premier jockey Craig Williams, ... Read More
Welcome To The Official Craig Williams Website
Craig was granted his jockey apprenticeship to his father Allan Williams in 1993 and his first winner on a metropolitan racetrack came later that year at Caulfield on ‘Pearl Prince’.
Craig’s family has a long and successful history in racing - his father Allan Williams was one of Melbourne’s top jockeys before injury forced him to retire from riding. Allan became a Group 1 winning trainer while his grandfather was respected Melbourne trainer Tom Harrison. His uncle is Doug Harrison, also a group-winning trainer who is held in high esteem in Melbourne. Craig’s cousin Travis Harrison was a top apprentice jockey when he was sadly killed in a car accident and Travis remains an inspiration to him.
Craig gained his Jockey ‘A’ licence with the Victoria Racing Club in September 1997 and remains the youngest jockey to win the Cranbourne Cup. His first Group 1 winner was the Australasian Oaks for trainer Lee Freedman and has gone on to win numerous Group 1 races locally and internationally.