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Splintex conquers Straight Six

Splintex conquers Straight Six

Sep 12, 2021

NSW sprinter Splintex conquered the famous Flemington straight six at his first attempt to notch a neck victory in the Group 2 Bobby Lewis Quality.Ridden with cover by Craig Williams, the five-year-old Snitzel horse burst past The Astrologist with 100m to go and held off a ...

Pancho dominant in Moonee Valley win

Pancho dominant in Moonee Valley win

Aug 22, 2021

A variety of different work has sparked Pancho back into a winning frame of mind at The Valley.In a fast run Ranvet Handicap (2040m) on Saturday, Pancho registered his first win since taking out the Kilmore Cup (1600m) last November.Saturday’s victory was the gelding’s fifth ...

Sandy Prince salutes again

Sandy Prince salutes again

Aug 19, 2021

Sandy Prince gave the Hayes family cause to celebrate yet again on Wednesday, notching successive wins at Sandown Hillside.Trained by Ben and JD Hayes, Sandy Prince is part-owned by their brother Will, who manages a syndicate which includes teammates from his current AFL club ...

Mr Brightside displays upside

Mr Brightside displays upside

Aug 11, 2021

The Ben and JD Hayes-trained Mr Brightside continued his rapid ascent in the ratings on Wednesday, winning his third-consecutive race, the $50,000 IVE > Print Handicap (1600m) under Benchmark 70 conditions at Sandown Hillside.The four-year-old Bullbars gelding raced on Good ...

Tofane too good for rivals in G1 Tatts Tiara

Tofane too good for rivals in G1 Tatts Tiara

Jun 27, 2021

Rejuvenated mare Tofane has become the third horse to claim the Stradbroke Handicap-Tattersalla’s Tiara double.Craig Williams has described Tofane’s victory in the Tattersall’s Tiara as “quite easy” after the Victorian-trained mare outclassed her rivals to land her ...

Tofane wins Stradbroke Handicap

Tofane wins Stradbroke Handicap

Jun 13, 2021

A decision not to sell Tofane at a recent sale has paid a $1 million dividend after the mare flew down the outside to edge out Vega One in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm.The Mike Moroney-trained mare was listed to be sold at the recent Magic Millions ...

Tiger earns stripes in Sires’ blowout

Tiger earns stripes in Sires’ blowout

May 30, 2021

Memories of the great Mahogany came flooding back for Michael Freedman as the trainer and his brother Richard reinforced their reputation as the current kings of two-year-old racing with Tiger Of Malay’s win in the $1 million BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.Tiger Of Malay is no ...

Only Words comes up Roses at Doomben

Only Words comes up Roses at Doomben

May 23, 2021

Only Words has underlined her Queensland Oaks credentials with an important win.Top jockey Craig Williams is keen to stick with Only Words in the Queensland Oaks, believing the filly is on an upward trajectory after taking out The Roses at Doomben.The Chris Waller-trained ...

Williams honours dying man

Williams honours dying man

May 02, 2021

The story of Nigel Latham has gone all around the world, after Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams paid tribute to the dying lover of racing whose final wish was to spend one more day trackside at the races.Nigel’s wish was granted at Morphettville on Saturday for the ...

Forever lasts on Geelong debut

Forever lasts on Geelong debut

Apr 21, 2021

Craig Williams suggested all-the-way two-year-old debut winner Forever And A Day is destined for more success in races over further after winning her 1200-metre maiden at Geelong on Tuesday.The Danny O'Brien-trained Forever And A Day ($7.50) ambled to the lead from barrier four ...

Pale King remains unbeaten

Pale King remains unbeaten

Mar 10, 2021

British import Pale King extended his unbeaten record to three when winning his first metropolitan race at Sandown Lakeside on Wednesday.Prepared by Hawkes Racing and guided to victory by Craig Williams, Pale King raced outside the lead in a slowly run 1600-metre $50,000 ...

Metro jockeys snare Rapid Racing series

Metro jockeys snare Rapid Racing series

Jan 30, 2021

Just as he did last year, Craig Williams secured an 11th-hour victory for the Metro jockeys against their Country rivals at the Rapid Racing meeting at Flemington on Friday evening.Double points were awarded in the final event and although the city riders trailed by eight points ...

Oakleigh Plate talk for All Banter

Oakleigh Plate talk for All Banter

Jan 26, 2021

Adelaide trainers Richard and Chantelle Jolly will look at the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate with All Banter after she just lasted to win the Listed WJ Adams Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield.All Banter had her first run for eight weeks in the $140,000 race but she showed plenty of fight ...

Tralee Rose easily wins Bagot

Tralee Rose easily wins Bagot

Jan 02, 2021

With a choice Kiwi pedigree, she is something of a product of the past, but Tralee Rose stamped herself a stayer of the future following her seven-length blitz in Saturday’s Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington.By Tavistock out of Zabeel mare Star Of Tralee, the ...

September Run's Coolmore Stud Stakes

September Run's Coolmore Stud Stakes

Oct 31, 2020

It's one of the country's leading stallion-making races but the Coolmore Stud Stakes was dominated by fillies at Flemington on Saturday with Chris Waller's flyer September Run racing away to score a soft victory.Just three fillies took on the colts in the $1.5 million sprint and ...

Behemoth wins Rupert Clarke

Behemoth wins Rupert Clarke

Sep 20, 2020

Behemoth confirmed himself as an elite sprinter after adding the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes to his ground-breaking $1 million Memsie Stakes win at Caulfield on Saturday.Unlike his Memsie victory on August 29, when Behemoth was always in contention, the gigantic galloper ...

September Run Back on Top In Cap D'Antibes

September Run Back on Top In Cap D'Antibes

Sep 13, 2020

A last start fifth in the Group II Silver Shadow stakes at Randwick, the Chris Waller-trained September Run showed the strength of that form with a dominant win in Saturday’s Listed Cap D'Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.With Craig Williams in the saddle the 3yo daughter ...

Behemoth takes Memsie

Behemoth takes Memsie

Aug 30, 2020

A $6000 yearling, Behemoth cast his impressive shadow over Caulfield on Saturday when the giant galloper claimed the first Victorian Group 1 race of the season, the Memsie Stakes (1400m).Jockey Craig Williams had Behemoth ($3.30 favourite) positioned in the perfect spot just off ...

Craig Williams returns to the fold at Caulfield

Craig Williams returns to the fold at Caulfield

Aug 12, 2020

In the lead-up to his return to riding at Caulfield, champion jockey Craig Williams has been reacquainting himself with some of his prospective spring stars.Williams has enjoyed an annual freshen up, although the first part of his three-week break included a suspension.He ...

9th title caps dream season for Williams

9th title caps dream season for Williams

Jul 26, 2020

A season that will forever be remembered as one of the most memorable of Craig Williams’ glittering career gained one further accolade at Caulfield on Saturday.The star rider was officially crowned Victoria’s leading metropolitan jockey for the ninth time.Williams rounded ...

Craig Williams starts Flemington meeting with a Blast

Craig Williams starts Flemington meeting with a Blast

Jul 19, 2020

Trainer Robert Hickmott holds spring ambitions for Bumper Blast after the lightly raced galloper returned with an impressive win at Flemington.Leading jockey Craig Williams produced a stunning ride on Bumper Blast, taking the gelding from barrier one, gradually crossing heels to ...

Lord Von Costa comes full circle in All Victorian Sprint final

Lord Von Costa comes full circle in All Victorian Sprint final

Jul 05, 2020

Lord Von Costa’s winding road over the last four years has led him full circle to another stakes win at Flemington in Saturday’s Listed All-Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m).Lord Von Costa won the Listed Creswick Stakes down the Flemington straight at the corresponding ...

Williams in seven-win Melbourne title lead

Williams in seven-win Melbourne title lead

Jun 28, 2020

Between them, Damien Oliver and Craig Williams have 18 Melbourne jockeys' premierships.It's something not lost on Williams as the pair are challenging for this season's title, with Williams in the box-seat to claim his ninth premiership and fifth in succession.Two winners at ...

Felicia races to impressive Caulfield win

Felicia races to impressive Caulfield win

Jun 28, 2020

Felicia has defied the odds to return to racing and the talented filly has delivered a satisfying win for her trainer Dean Binaisse at Caulfield.Ridden by Craig Williams, Felicia was sent out the $2.80 favourite in Saturday's Hyland Sportswear EOFY Sale Handicap (1200m) and sat ...