Latest News from Craig Williams

Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win

Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win

Feb 18, 2019

Pure Scot has capitalised on a box-seat run to land her first Flemington win at her fifth attempt.Having her eighth start of this preparation which had already netted wins at Ballarat and Sandown, the Lindsay Park-trained mare took her career earnings past $400,000 with her ...

Tin Hat wins again

Tin Hat wins again

Jan 17, 2019

Progressive three-year-old Tin Hat maintained his unbeaten record as a gelding when he handed Bravo Tango and Gold Mag a sound defeat at Ladbrokes Park on Wednesday.As was the case first-up over 1300m, the James Cummings-trained galloper made play under Craig Williams and kicked ...

Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Jan 05, 2019

Tobougg was Craig's first European Group 1 winner. Together they won the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp before winning again at Group 1 level in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Tobougg - an impressive winner of the Dewhurst Stakes at two and third ...

Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win

Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win

Jan 02, 2019

Godolphin stayer Etymology has finally come of age taking out the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington.Placed in two Derbys and the VRC St Leger as a three-year-old, Etymology had only won three races before Tuesday’s success over 2800m.The now six-year-old was successful at ...

Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike

Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike

Dec 22, 2018

Lindsay Park has autumn ambitions with Poised To Strike, who resumed from a winter campaign with victory up the straight at Flemington.Poised To Strike’s win in Saturday’s Christmas Raceday Trophy gave senior Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes high hopes of a successful ...

Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick

Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick

Dec 22, 2018

My Pendant has earned herself a summer holiday at the beach after completing a winning hat-trick in stylish fashion at Flemington.The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old followed victories at Sandown and Moonee Valley with success in Saturday’s Santa’s Workshop ...

Al Galayel gives Williams a Valley treble

Al Galayel gives Williams a Valley treble

Dec 02, 2018

Seven-time Melbourne jockeys’ premiership winner Craig Williams is back on top of this season’s standings after a winning treble at Moonee Valley.Williams took his season tally in Melbourne to 22 wins, two in front of John Allen, after victories on promising three-year-olds ...

Williams looking for more Railway success

Williams looking for more Railway success

Nov 22, 2018

Champion Victorian jockey Craig Williams is hopeful a wide draw won’t stop Iconoclasm from delivering him a third success in the Group 1 Kirin-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.Williams produced two masterful front running rides to win the Railway Stakes in 2009 ...

Tally bounces back to claim Eclipse Stakes

Tally bounces back to claim Eclipse Stakes

Nov 19, 2018

A drop in distance has brought out the best from Tally, with the Godolphin galloper scoring a last-stride win at Sandown.Disappointing trainer James Cummings with his effort in the 2500m Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Victoria Derby day, Tally was freshened for the 1800m Eclipse ...

Yogi rounds up rivals in the Sandown Cup

Yogi rounds up rivals in the Sandown Cup

Nov 19, 2018

Yogi has won a 3200m handicap but not the one trainer Darren Weir and connections were hoping for.The addition of blinkers in Saturday’s Sandown Cup enabled the gelding to overcome a slow start and produce a strong finish to claim the Listed race.Weir was hoping to gain a ...

Best Of Days wins the Kennedy Mile

Best Of Days wins the Kennedy Mile

Nov 04, 2018

A Group One win to import Best Of Days in the Kennedy Mile has capped a memorable day for trainer James Cummings and the Godolphin operation on the big stage at Flemington.Best Of Days surged late to win Saturday’s 1600m race, bringing up a winning treble for Godolphin on the ...

Craig Williams tests Melbourne Cup mount

Craig Williams tests Melbourne Cup mount

Oct 31, 2018

Jockey Craig Williams is pinning his hopes of a first Melbourne Cup on Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar.After being confirmed as the rider for Youngstar in next week’s $7.3 million race, Williams jumped aboard the four-year-old mare for the first time in a gallop on the ...

Voices Of Value – Podcast

Voices Of Value – Podcast

Oct 25, 2018

Voices Of Value – Podcast We seem to handle the "change" that we are 'in control of'. How do you handle change that is thrust upon you? Hear how one of the World's best Jockeys handles such events in part 2 of our interview with Craig Williams this Wednesday on "Voices of ...

Amphitrite wins the Group One Thousand Guineas

Amphitrite wins the Group One Thousand Guineas

Oct 14, 2018

Amphitrite has capped a meteoric rise with a last-to-first victory in the Group One Thousand Guineas.The Darren Weir-trained filly’s unbeaten spring began just over a month ago with victory in the Sale maiden in country Victoria and she has continued to rise to every challenge ...

Spring Carnival Preparation

Spring Carnival Preparation

Oct 12, 2018

Preparation for major racedays and the Spring Racing Carnival comprises of many components. Not only are form, watching replays, speed maps and walking tracks a huge part of my build up leading into race meetings, looking after my body is also a very high priority for me as ...

Talented filly Amphitrite wins Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes

Talented filly Amphitrite wins Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes

Oct 07, 2018

Talented filly Amphitrite has taken the step to stakes racing in her stride, leading in a Darren Weir stable trifecta in the Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington.With Craig Williams aboard, Amphitrite was able to get into the three-wide running line with cover in Saturday’s ...

Encryption and blinkers a Flemington match

Encryption and blinkers a Flemington match

Sep 20, 2018

The addition of blinkers has given Encryption the encouragement to overcome a difficult passage to claim victory in the Group Two Danehill Stakes at Flemington.Jockey Craig Williams elected to go from barrier one to the outside fence in Saturday’s race over the straight 1200m ...

Call Me Handsome wins Heatherlie Stakes

Call Me Handsome wins Heatherlie Stakes

Sep 02, 2018

Consistent performer Call Me Handsome has graduated to better company with an all-the-way win in the Heatherlie Stakes at Caulfield.The victory on Saturday has opened up options for the former Hong Kong-trained galloper.Sent off the $2.70 favourite under Craig Williams, Call Me ...

Williams booked for Dream ride

Williams booked for Dream ride

Aug 18, 2018

Craig Williams' dreams of winning a third Caulfield Cup moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday when it was confirmed that he'd secured the prized ride aboard current favourite Kings Will Dream. The arrangement with trainer Darren Weir and the import's managing owner Brad ...

Williams wins seventh title

Williams wins seventh title

Jul 26, 2018

Craig Williams was nowhere near Sandown on Wednesday, but the meeting provided confirmation of his coronation as Victoria's champion metropolitan jockey for the seventh time.Williams, who is holidaying in Europe, held an unassailable lead in the race for the Roy Higgins Medal ...

Williams' perfect Sale quartet

Williams' perfect Sale quartet

Jul 12, 2018

Craig Williams' recent dominance of the Victorian racing scene continued in stellar fashion on Thursday, the hoop riding a perfect quartet at Sale.After moving 11 winners clear on the Melbourne premiership table with a Sandown treble on Wednesday, Williams was not letting up on ...

'Willo' excels in the wind

'Willo' excels in the wind

Jul 07, 2018

Saturday threatened to be just another vintage day that is firmly in the wheelhouse of premier jockey Craig Williams, but he went a step further on his already remarkably high standards and turned it into a personal-best.Renowned for his relentless hunt for the premiership when ...

Winning treble at Sandown

Winning treble at Sandown

Jul 04, 2018

Craig Williams has taken a big step in his quest for a seventh Melbourne jockeys' premiership with a winning treble at Sandown.Williams started Wednesday's meeting two wins ahead of Damian Lane and victories on Ben Hercules, Legale and Villardo in consecutive races in the first ...

Williams reaches 50 with Rillito

Williams reaches 50 with Rillito

Jul 01, 2018

Craig Williams cracked the half century of Melbourne winners at Caulfield on Saturday as he stretched his lead in his race for a seventh metropolitan jockeys' title.In the absence of the suspended Damian Lane, Williams moved to 50 winners following the win of Godolphin mare ...