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Dr Drill wins Cranbourne Cup

Dr Drill wins Cranbourne Cup

Oct 13, 2019

The partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have won their first $400,000 Cranbourne Cup with the favourite Dr Drill winning impressively with Craig Williams in the saddle.Despite getting a check through the early stages, he was able to settle down in a lovely spot ...

Fierce Impact wins Group 1 Toorak Handicap

Fierce Impact wins Group 1 Toorak Handicap

Oct 13, 2019

Sydney trainer Matthew Smith will press Fierce Impact’s Cox Plate claims to the Moonee Valley Racing Club after his six-year-old entire put away a capacity field in Saturday’s group 1 Toorak Handicap.Just his second win at the elite level after his mare Hurtle Myrtle won the ...

Improving veteran wins Ansett Classic

Improving veteran wins Ansett Classic

Sep 30, 2019

Craig Williams made his visit to Mornington on Saturday worthwhile by guiding Valac to his second stakes victory in the $140,000 Listed R.M. Ansett Classic (2400m).Williams had four rides at Mornington but the first three of his engagements were scratched, leaving him with just ...

Rox The Castle takes step to stakes grade

Rox The Castle takes step to stakes grade

Sep 15, 2019

Lightly raced gelding Rox The Castle has taken the step to stakes company and continued to build on his promising record with a determined victory in a Listed race at Flemington.Five-year-old Rox The Castle took his record to seven wins from 12 starts when he held off ...

Exhilarates claims Atlantic Jewel Stakes

Exhilarates claims Atlantic Jewel Stakes

Sep 08, 2019

Melbourne’s premier jockey Craig Williams has given Exhilarates a glowing endorsement after riding the best-credentialed filly in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes to victory in the Listed race at The Valley.The James Cummings-trained Magic Millions Classic winner Exhilarates resumed ...

The Inevitable proved his class racing to a commanding win in the Listed Bendigo

The Inevitable proved his class racing to a commanding win in the Listed Bendigo

Sep 08, 2019

Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton admitted he had concerns over the condition of The Inevitable ahead of his victory at The Valley.Travelling overnight on Thursday via ferry from Devonport to Melbourne, Brunton explained The Inevitable had lost weight and was in a cranky mood ...

Glen Iris Primary School Visit

Glen Iris Primary School Visit

Aug 27, 2019

Craig Williams, Chris Symons, Jye McNeil and Jess Payne were at Glen Iris Primary School recently along with Might and Power & the Caulfield Cup.The jockeys wanted to share their love of the horses and give the children a chance to see and touch not only some horses, but ...

Williams ends best season

Williams ends best season

Jul 28, 2019

Craig Williams ended his most successful season in Melbourne with just the one winner at Caulfield on Saturday.Williams guided Miss Iano to victory in the $125,000 Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1100m) to bring up his 83rd victory in Melbourne since August 2018.The 41-year-old ...

Williams brothers combine at Geelong

Williams brothers combine at Geelong

Jul 12, 2019

Champion jockey Craig Williams has won 95 races this season, and looks a certainty to claim his eighth Victorian Metro Jockeys' Premiership.But it's fair to say that his win on debutant Captain Hedderwick in race 3 at Geelong on Friday was one of his most memorable for the ...

King Of Hastings impresses at Caulfield

King Of Hastings impresses at Caulfield

Jun 30, 2019

King Of Hastings is likely to get his chance to target the spring after becoming the latest two-year-old from the Anthony Freedman stable to win in town this season.With champion jockey Craig Williams aboard, King Of Hastings was a bit slowly away in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Odds ...

Gytrash far too good in Creswick Stakes

Gytrash far too good in Creswick Stakes

Jun 23, 2019

Promising South Australian sprinter Gytrash has capped his preparation with a dominant win in a listed race at Flemington that his trainer Gordon Richards admits was an afterthought.After winning at the same track two weeks ago, Gytrash easily accounted for a handy field of ...

Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday's Yulong Handicap

Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday's Yulong Handicap

Jun 20, 2019

Such is his opinion of Excused, Lindsay Park co-trainer Ben Hayes admits he was nervous leading into the two-year-old filly’s debut at Sandown.But Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday’s Yulong Handicap (1000m), racing to victory on a heavy track.“I was ...

Williams reaches 70 wins

Williams reaches 70 wins

Jun 10, 2019

Craig Williams extended his lead in the Melbourne Jockeys premiership after riding three winners at Mornington on Monday.The 41-year-old jockey guided Fight ($2.50 favourite) and Infallybelle ($6) to maiden victories before registering his second city win within three months ...

Connery shows his class in Sandown victory

Connery shows his class in Sandown victory

May 16, 2019

Trainer Archie Alexander will keep pushing Connery up in grade in a bid to keep weight off his back after landing another win at Sandown.Connery may be diminutive in stature but he possesses a big heart as he followed a first-up Warrnambool victory with success at ...

Williams extends title lead

Williams extends title lead

May 11, 2019

Craig Williams extended his lead in the Melbourne Jockeys premiership after riding three winners at Caulfield on Saturday.The 41-year-old jockey guided Alfarris ($3.60 favourite), Zoutori ($2.40 favourite) and Order of Command ($4) to victory as his main premiership rival Damien ...

Williams eyes eighth Melbourne title

Williams eyes eighth Melbourne title

May 09, 2019

Melbourne racegoers are in for a familiar late-season battle with reigning champion Craig Williams conceding he has set a potential eighth Melbourne Jockeys' Premiership as one of his priorities for the season.Williams, who has a full book of nine rides at Caulfield on Saturday, ...

Music Bay wins Queen Of The South

Music Bay wins Queen Of The South

May 04, 2019

Music Bay registered her first victory at Stakes level on Saturday when claiming the Group 2 Hughes Limousines Queen Of The South Stakes at Morphettville.The daughter of Choisir was confidently supported in betting, firming from $6.50 on race morning to $3.50 favourite at the ...

Iconoclasm QLD Bound

Iconoclasm QLD Bound

Apr 27, 2019

Loftier targets are in the sights of the connections of Iconoclasm after scoring a first-up win for his new trainer at Caulfield.Iconoclasm was having his first run for Danny O’Brien when successful in Saturday’s VOBIS Gold Sprint.O’Brien’s assistant trainer Ben Gleeson ...

Queensland Guineas option for Zoutori

Queensland Guineas option for Zoutori

Apr 25, 2019

Trainer Mat Ellerton is spring dreaming with improving three-year-old Zoutori but to make that happen, he has a tough decision to make. After Zoutori had taken out the Auckland Racing Club Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on Thursday, Ellerton said the rising four-year-old was in ...

Challiot shows classic potential

Challiot shows classic potential

Apr 25, 2019

Owners of slow horses around the country were given a great boost on Thursday with the impressive stakes victory of Testa Rossa filly Chaillot at Flemington. Trainer Archie Alexander has races such as the spring’s Thousand Guineas in mind for the filly now but he admitted that ...

Plein Ciel claims Easter Cup

Plein Ciel claims Easter Cup

Apr 20, 2019

Anthony Freedman and Craig Williams combined to win the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday with strongly supported favourite Plain Ciel.The former Darren Weir-trained import was afforded an ideal run on the back of the speed from barrier one and cut the corner ...

New Stakes Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

New Stakes Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

Apr 08, 2019

After racing with little luck in Melbourne last spring, nothing looked like changing for Multaja when she made her 2019 debut in the Group II Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley on February 22, but a switch to Godolphin's Sydney stables has seen a turnaround in fortunes.A soft ...

Family combine to claim a Sandown double

Family combine to claim a Sandown double

Mar 28, 2019

Trainer Doug Harrison is hoping a city double at Sandown will be the advertisement to attract new clients to his stable.Harrison scored race-to-race wins on Wednesday with Judge O'Reilly and Search Squad, both ridden by his nephew Craig Williams.The Cranbourne-based horseman ...

Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Mar 17, 2019

Tianchi Monster squeezed into Sunday’s (17 March) BMW Hong Kong Derby with a Class 3 handicap win over the 2000m course and distance at the end of last month.But while trainer Chris So’s galloper is a late gate-crasher to the Four-Year-old Classic Series party, his ...