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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Black type beckons for Super Cash
Andrew Noblet's Super Cash is likely to add further black type to her name this spring on evidence of her victory in Saturday's $80,000 The Alfred ... Read More
Craig Williams aims for 6th Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes win
Craig Williams’ first win in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 11 years ago added another chapter to a family history in the race.
The jockey has ... Read More
Sale winner Positive Carry on path towards Victoria Derby
TRENT Busuttin and Natalie Young hope Wednesday’s Sale maiden winner Positive Carry can emulate their 2011 Victoria Derby hero Sangster. ... Read More
Craig Williams wins fifth premiership
Craig Williams produced a thrilling, eye-of-the-needle ride to get Hursley home in the Helen Egan Handicap (2000m) and put one hand on the Victorian ... Read More
Banned Williams back for Dunn showdown
Craig Williams is free to participate on the final day of the season next Saturday despite being charged with careless riding at Flemington.
The ... Read More
Ulmann takes Williams two clear at Caulfield
Jockey Craig Williams admitted to a few worries on the home turn before Ulmann managed to claim Saturday’s LUCRF Super Supports Jockeys Handicap ... Read More
Williams overhauls Dunn in title race
Craig Williams swept past Dwayne Dunn in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership at Moonee Valley on Wednesday and then thanked his fellow rider for ... Read More
Telopea caps stellar day for Craig Williams
Telopea capped a stellar meeting for Craig Williams to give the jockey his fifth win of the day in Saturday’s Leilani Series Final (1400m) at ... Read More
French mare Gabella will be aimed at Group races in the Melbourne spring
Gabella ($3.20 fav) came with a determined challenge inside the final 300m to wear down stablemate Metaphorical ($8) and score by 1-1/2 lengths with ... 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.