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  • Small Wall big in heart

    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

    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

    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 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

  • 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 ... 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 ... Read More

  • 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 ... Read More

  • Blue Diamond ride

    Blue Diamond ride

    I am riding Catchy in the Blue Diamond.
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  • 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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.

News

Small Wall big in heart

Small Wall big in heart

Nov 06, 2017 He’ll be the smallest horse loaded into the barriers for Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup but visiting UK trainer Hugo Palmer is optimistic Wall of Fire will display an engine
Wall Of Fire

Wall Of Fire

Nov 05, 2017 In this year's Emirates Melbourne Cup, my horse, Wall of Fire, has come up with barrier 15. I didn't think it was that flash a barrier when I first saw the draw. However, when I
Williams wins another Scobie

Williams wins another Scobie

Sep 04, 2017 Craig Williams, Victoria’s premier metropolitan jockey of the 2016/17 season, is also the Scobie Breasley Medallist from that term.The champion jockey was crowned this year’s
Vega delivers some Memsie Magic

Vega delivers some Memsie Magic

Sep 02, 2017 Vega Magic took the opening honours for the season and all but clinched a berth in next month’s $10 million The Everest when he took advantage of a Craig Williams on-speed
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