Flemington thrill for Williams family
It was a family affair in the opening race at Flemington on Super Saturday as Allan, Jason and Craig Williams combined ... Read More
Newmarket Handicap: Craig Williams confident Brave Smash can snare another Group 1 win
THE persuasive nature of Craig Williams will see Futurity Stakes winner Brave Smash attempt a rare double when he ... Read More
Group 1s addictive for Williams
Craig Williams is looking to continue his winning Group 1 run in 2018 by linking up with leading Sydney trainer Bjorn ... Read More
Brave Smash snares G1
Japanese import Brave Smash claimed a maiden Group 1 win in Saturday’s Futurity Stakes (1400m) as master trainer ... Read More
Blue Diamond Ride Confirmed
Craig Williams' bid to win back-to-back Blue Diamond Stakes features rests on the sturdy shoulders of boom filly Kinky ... Read More
Craig Williams to ride in Hong Kong Classic Mile
Permission has been granted for Jockey Craig Williams to ride LOCKHEED in the Hong Kong Classic Mile which is to be run ... Read More
Small Wall big in heart
He’ll be the smallest horse loaded into the barriers for Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup but visiting UK trainer ... Read More
Wall Of Fire
In this year's Emirates Melbourne Cup, my horse, Wall of Fire, has come up with barrier 15.
I didn't think it was ... Read More
Williams wins another Scobie
Craig Williams, Victoria’s premier metropolitan jockey of the 2016/17 season, is also the Scobie Breasley Medallist ... Read More
Vega delivers some Memsie Magic
Vega Magic took the opening honours for the season and all but clinched a berth in next month’s $10 million The ... 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.