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  • Goodwood 2017: Vega reaches new heights but taller mountain awaits

    Goodwood 2017: Vega reaches new heights but taller mountain awaits

    HE’S conquered South Australia’s most prestigious race — now David Hayes has 10 million reasons to set his sights on Sydney in the spring ... Read More

  • Big Duke races into Sydney Cup favouritism after Craig Williams overcomes availability doubts

    Big Duke races into Sydney Cup favouritism after Craig Williams overcomes availability doubts

    Craig Williams didn't know whether he would be riding at Randwick until Friday, but Big Duke gave him reason to smile that he was in the saddle in ... Read More

  • Catchy coincidence has Craig smiling

    Catchy coincidence has Craig smiling

    It only took one ride aboard Catchy for Craig Williams to note similarities between her another Lindsay Park star filly, Miss Finland.
    Melbourne's ... Read More

  • Newmarked Handicap ride

    Newmarked Handicap ride

    I'm delighted to be reunited with Star Turn for the Newmarket Handicap
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  • Catchy from the clouds in Blue Diamond

    Catchy from the clouds in Blue Diamond

    Catchy maintained her unbeaten record after four starts, producing a barnstorming finish to win Saturday’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at ... Read More

  • Blue Diamond ride

    Blue Diamond ride

    I am riding Catchy in the Blue Diamond.
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  • Williams’ Diamond decision gets tougher

    Williams’ Diamond decision gets tougher

    It’s often joked that jockeys are the worst judges and Craig Williams ability to pick a winner will be scrutinised over the next fortnight as he ... Read More

  • Caulfield pair add to Craig’s conundrum

    Caulfield pair add to Craig’s conundrum

    Craig Williams, like most jockeys, would have looked on enviously last year as Damien Oliver mulled over which two-year-old to ride in the Blue ... Read More

  • Property's stocks rise after booming win

    Property's stocks rise after booming win

    A MOB of youngsters share favouritism for the Blue Diamond Stakes after Thursday’s two heats, which set an intriguing, albeit still early, ... Read More

  • Williams: Jukebox exceptional

    Williams: Jukebox exceptional

    Exceptional is how Craig Williams described Jukebox, who put himself in the Blue Diamond discussion with his brilliant debut win today at ... Read More

  • Williams happy with Catchy display

    Williams happy with Catchy display

    Craig Williams was full of praise for Catchy after registering her second win from as many starts in Saturday’s $80,000 Peter Siggins Plate (1100m) ... Read More

  • Blooming good win by Tulip

    Blooming good win by Tulip

    Tulip, a filly that cost $400,000 at the New Zealand Premier Sale, is suddenly not only a very cheap purchase, but nominal favorite for the ... Read More

  • Craig Williams happy with Valley double

    Craig Williams happy with Valley double

    Melbourne's premier rider is on a short contract in Hong Kong to help with a lack of lightweight riders because of suspensions and ... Read More

  • Hayes, Williams dominate Pakenham Cup Day

    Hayes, Williams dominate Pakenham Cup Day

    Lindsay Park and Craig Williams swamped Racing.com Park on Pakenham Cup Day, each finishing the day with four winners.
    The ... Read More

  • Craig Williams lands Hong Kong contract

    Craig Williams lands Hong Kong contract

    Craig Williams will spend Christmas in Hong Kong after being granted a visiting jockey's licence for part of December.
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club ... Read More

  • Williams' smart ride hands Gray first Singapore Gold Cup win with Bahana

    Williams' smart ride hands Gray first Singapore Gold Cup win with Bahana

    A well-executed tactical ride from top Australian jockey Craig Williams paved the way to a brilliant all-the-way win aboard Bahana in the $1.35 ... Read More

  • Redkirk a Group 1 Warrior, says Hayes

    Redkirk a Group 1 Warrior, says Hayes

    Redkirk Warrior edged out Group 1 winner Stratum Star to win the Group 3 Yarramalong Racing Club Stakes (1500m), to confirm to his trainer David ... Read More

  • Morton's Fork swallows Guineas field late

    Morton's Fork swallows Guineas field late

    Morton's Fork has powered to the line to deny the previously unbeaten Ruthven and claim the Group 2 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m).
    The John ... Read More

  • Silent Sedition seals a Williams treble

    Silent Sedition seals a Williams treble

    Ever-consistent mare Silent Sedition was too strong for her Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) rivals on Saturday, giving Craig Williams a ... Read More

  • Boom bides Time to bank second win

    Boom bides Time to bank second win

    Former WA-trained entire Boom Time made his mark in Melbourne for the first time on Saturday, banking career win number two in the Antler Luggage ... Read More

  • Lindsay Park make right call with Jessy Belle

    Lindsay Park make right call with Jessy Belle

    Jessy Belle had only been with the Lindsay Park team this campaign, but after a fifth unplaced run earlier this preparation on Melbourne Cup day, the ... Read More

  • Champion jockey Craig Williams’ sights are on the race that got away

    Champion jockey Craig Williams’ sights are on the race that got away

    For a man who claims he is not a natural, Craig Williams has made a pretty good fist of his 25 years in the saddle. “I was always a grafter; I was ... Read More

  • Star Turn impresses in Schillaci

    Star Turn impresses in Schillaci

    Star Turn announced himself as a genuine contender for this month's Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) by winning Satuday's $400,000 Group 2 ... Read More

  • Williams confirmed for Real Love Cup ride

    Williams confirmed for Real Love Cup ride

    The pieces to the Caulfield Cup puzzle are continuing to fall in to place with Craig Williams locked in to ride Real Love.
    Darren Weir's mare will ... Read More

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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.

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Goodwood 2017: Vega reaches new heights but taller mountain awaits

Goodwood 2017: Vega reaches new heights but taller mountain awaits

May 20, 2017 HE’S conquered South Australia’s most prestigious race — now David Hayes has 10 million reasons to set his sights on Sydney in the spring with his powerhouse Darley
Big Duke races into Sydney Cup favouritism after Craig Williams overcomes availability doubts

Big Duke races into Sydney Cup favouritism after Craig Williams overcomes availability doubts

Apr 02, 2017 Craig Williams didn't know whether he would be riding at Randwick until Friday, but Big Duke gave him reason to smile that he was in the saddle in Sydney on SaturdayThe doubts
Catchy coincidence has Craig smiling

Catchy coincidence has Craig smiling

Mar 15, 2017 It only took one ride aboard Catchy for Craig Williams to note similarities between her another Lindsay Park star filly, Miss Finland.Melbourne's leading jockey partnered Catchy
Newmarked Handicap ride

Newmarked Handicap ride

Feb 28, 2017 I'm delighted to be reunited with Star Turn for the Newmarket Handicap
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