Latest News from Craig Williams

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 ...

Williams takes premiership lead at Valley

Williams takes premiership lead at Valley

Jun 27, 2018

Spurred on by the chance to claim a seventh Melbourne jockeys’ premiership, Craig Williams has regained the lead in this season’s title race after a winning double at Moonee Valley.Williams started Wednesday’s meeting one win behind Damian Lane who was not riding at the ...

Williams' emotional Valley win

Williams' emotional Valley win

Jun 16, 2018

The winner's stall at The Valley is usually reserved for unbridled celebration but there was a genuinely sombre tone on Saturday following the win of Craig Williams aboard Magic Consol in the Travis Harrison Cup.It was 22 years ago that Harrison - a cousin and close friend of ...

Ambitious favourite to break drought

Ambitious favourite to break drought

May 15, 2018

Favourite Ambitious has completed his final piece of work for Saturday's $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m), and there is confidence the Japanese import is ready to strike it hot fourth-up.It is not often a horse that is winless for more than two years - Ambitious' last ...

Craig Williams on Spieth in Doomben 10,000

Craig Williams on Spieth in Doomben 10,000

May 04, 2018

Craig Williams will have the task of piloting talented stallion Spieth in the Group I Doomben 10,000 on Saturday week.Spieth will debut for trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig in the Doomben 10,000. The Lindsay Park team floated the idea of a trip to England with the ...

Noblet chasing the Cash again with Super in UBET Classic 2018

Noblet chasing the Cash again with Super in UBET Classic 2018

May 04, 2018

Fresh specialist Super Cash has firmed in betting for her second crack at a win in the Group I UBET Classic (1200m) at Morphettville.Super Cash finished midfield behind Secret Agenda in the 2017 UBET Classic, officially known as the Robert Sangster Stakes, but she has firmed ...

Williams not Silent on mare's chances

Williams not Silent on mare's chances

Apr 11, 2018

Craig Williams has had a run of near misses on Silent Sedition in the elite races, but he believes everything has fallen into place for the mare on the eve of her run in the $1million Coolmore Legacy Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.Silent Sedition is likely on her final racing ...

Triple G1 hopes for Australian Bloodstock

Triple G1 hopes for Australian Bloodstock

Apr 01, 2018

Saturday marks the opening day of The Championships at Randwick and with three prime Group 1 chances few are looking forward to the day at Randwick more than Jamie Lovett and his Australian Bloodstock syndicate.In all, three horses wearing the familiar royal blue and white ...

Hellbent wins William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley

Hellbent wins William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley

Mar 24, 2018

DARREN Weir achieved his aim of winning a Group One race with Hellbent, when he stormed home to win the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.“That made up for last year. The job’s done with him now,” Weir said.Weir was referring to last year ...

Ambitious Sydney-bound for Tancred

Ambitious Sydney-bound for Tancred

Mar 22, 2018

Anthony Freedman's Japanese import Ambitious will kick on to the $1.5 million Kia Tancred Stakes (the old BMW) at Rosehill on Saturday week.The stable confirmed Ambitious, who finished ninth of 12 in the $1.5m Australian Cup a tick over four lengths behind Harlem, was ...

Flemington thrill for Williams family

Flemington thrill for Williams family

Mar 10, 2018

It was a family affair in the opening race at Flemington on Super Saturday as Allan, Jason and Craig Williams combined for victory with rejuvenated sprinter Demonstrate.Purchased by Cranbourne horseman Jason Williams for $100,000 out of the Godolphin dispersal at last year's ...

Newmarket Handicap: Craig Williams confident Brave Smash can snare another Group 1 win

Newmarket Handicap: Craig Williams confident Brave Smash can snare another Group 1 win

Mar 07, 2018

THE persuasive nature of Craig Williams will see Futurity Stakes winner Brave Smash attempt a rare double when he tackles the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.Only six horses have achieved the Futurity-Newmarket double with the most recent one of the greats of the ...

Group 1s addictive for Williams

Group 1s addictive for Williams

Feb 27, 2018

Craig Williams is looking to continue his winning Group 1 run in 2018 by linking up with leading Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker in his attempt to win a third Australian Guineas on Saturday at Flemington.Williams, who began 2018 with wins in the C.F. Orr Stakes aboard Hartnell and ...

Brave Smash snares G1

Brave Smash snares G1

Feb 25, 2018

Japanese import Brave Smash claimed a maiden Group 1 win in Saturday’s Futurity Stakes (1400m) as master trainer Darren Weir dominated the $500,000 feature with first, second and fourth over the line.Weir’s jubilation at back-to-back wins in the race was mixed with a sense ...