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Castelvecchio's Rosehill Guineas

Castelvecchio's Rosehill Guineas

Mar 21, 2020

Cox Plate runner-up Castelvecchio asserted his superiority over a middle distance against his age group when rebounding off two unplaced efforts to claim Saturday's $600,000 Group 1 Sky Racing Active Rosehill Guineas (2000m).Castelvecchio was ridden aggressively by Craig ...

Gaby loves The Valley

Gaby loves The Valley

Mar 20, 2020

Star filly Loving Gaby turned the tables on Newmarket Handicap winner Bivouac in a thrilling William Reid Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on Friday night.What the track lacked in energy with the COVID-19 lockout preventing punters from attending the race meeting, the gun ...

Trial has Personal ready for Slipper tilt

Trial has Personal ready for Slipper tilt

Mar 15, 2020

Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes insists Personal is the forgotten horse leading into the Golden Slipper at Rosehill.Hayes has compared Personal, who will be lining up for her fourth start in Saturday's $3.5 million showpiece, with 2006 Slipper winner Miss Finland.Personal is ...

Fifty Stars wins second Blamey Stakes

Fifty Stars wins second Blamey Stakes

Mar 01, 2020

A second consecutive Blamey Stakes win for Fifty Stars has given the horse's connections something to think about.The five-year-old entire's victory in Saturday's Group Two 1600m race at Flemington has earned him a wild card into the world's richest mile race, the $5 million ...

Fabric scores front-running Flemington win

Fabric scores front-running Flemington win

Feb 16, 2020

Fabric has clinched her third city success with a front-running victory at Flemington and Danny O'Brien's assistant trainer Ben Gleeson believes a stakes win is within the mare's scope.Having the third start of her current campaign, Fabric ($2.50) was able to dominate ...

Metro jockeys edge country rivals

Metro jockeys edge country rivals

Feb 10, 2020

Winners are grinners so the inaugural victor of the jockeys' challenge, Craig Williams, was always going to enjoy the inaugural Rapid Racing day at Flemington on Sunday.A last-race win for double points forced Williams into a tie on nine points with Jye McNeil but Williams was ...

Personal stamps herself on the Blue Diamond

Personal stamps herself on the Blue Diamond

Jan 18, 2020

Champion trainer David Hayes has given two-year-old Personal a glowing endorsement after the filly finished strongly to win at Flemington in her second start.Personal, who finished second to the Snowden Racing-trained filly Fresh on debut at Geelong, was in behind runners at the ...

Williams meets fans at Caulfield

Williams meets fans at Caulfield

Dec 27, 2019

Racegoers didn’t miss the opportunity to meet Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams at Caulfield on Boxing Day.Williams, 42, happily signed autographs and posed for photos with the Melbourne Cup by his side, many of them for young children, providing them with a memento ...

Bowls at MCC Sports Club

Bowls at MCC Sports Club

Dec 23, 2019

Craig recently visited the MCC Sports Club where Bowls is offered as an activity each Monday all year round to Stroke survivors. This is carried out under the auspices of the Boroondara Stroke Support Group which operates from the Hub in High Street, Kew and has been going ...

Viridine bounces back at Sandown

Viridine bounces back at Sandown

Nov 17, 2019

 Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams has turned around the fortunes of Viridine with a patient ride aboard the Godolphin gelding at Sandown.After finishing last at Flemington on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, Viridine came out on Saturday to win the ...

Freedman and Williams combine in Dester Singapore Gold Cup

Freedman and Williams combine in Dester Singapore Gold Cup

Nov 12, 2019

A vintage ride from top Australian jockey Craig Williams and plenty of room were the key ingredients to Mr Clint’s gallant win in the $1 million Group 1 Dester Singapore Gold (2000m) on Sunday.Champion trainer Lee Freedman was certainly well inspired in flying in Australia’s ...

Williams wins country final at Flemington

Williams wins country final at Flemington

Nov 07, 2019

It took a red-hot Craig Williams to end Harbour Views’ unbeaten run in Thursday’s $500,000 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m) at Flemington.Harbour Views carried 61.5kg but a combination of the weight and traffic issues were enough to bring about the $2.40 ...

Williams delivers Cup week for Godolphin

Williams delivers Cup week for Godolphin

Nov 06, 2019

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams has been praised by Godolphin trainer James Cummings for his winning ride aboard Soothing in a stakes race at Flemington.Williams, who won Tuesday's Melbourne Cup on Vow And Declare, has been riding with renewed confidence and followed ...

Thrilled Williams adds Subzero to Cup win

Thrilled Williams adds Subzero to Cup win

Nov 06, 2019

Still riding high after his first Melbourne Cup success, jockey Craig Williams scored another big thrill by winning the Subzero Handicap for good friends.Williams guided favourite Bumper Blast to victory in the annual VRC Oaks day race named after Cup winner Subzero for the ...

Jockey Craig Williams celebrates ‘surreal’ Melbourne Cup win

Jockey Craig Williams celebrates ‘surreal’ Melbourne Cup win

Nov 06, 2019

“Honey, we’re going to win the Melbourne Cup.”Champion jockey Craig Williams was that confident Vow And Declare would deliver him the biggest prize in Australian racing he made the bold declaration to his wife, Larysa, after the Caulfield Cup.Williams, 42, broke through to ...

Fierce Impact's pay day

Fierce Impact's pay day

Nov 02, 2019

Warwick Farm galloper Fierce Impact has surely lived up to his name this spring after the miler added the $2 million Cantala Stakes at Flemington on Saturday to his Toorak Handicap win.The Japanese-bred galloper by Deep Impact appeared on the scene at the right time in a ...

O'Brien: Vow And Declare ready for Cup

O'Brien: Vow And Declare ready for Cup

Oct 29, 2019

Exciting four-year-old Vow And Declare has secured his place in this year's Melbourne Cup and is ready to go one better than he did in the Caulfield Cup according to trainer Danny O'Brien.Vow And Declare ran second to Mer De Glace in the Caulfield Cup and O'Brien couldn't be ...

Precedence returns to Flemington

Oct 29, 2019

Precedence is loving his life as a show horse with Fiona McIntyre after a successful racing career that saw the son of Zabeel compete in 4 Melbourne Cups. 

Manikato glory for Gaby

Manikato glory for Gaby

Oct 25, 2019

The three-year-old sprinters have established a clear edge on their older rivals this spring after filly Loving Gaby turned in a dynamic performance to win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at The Valley on Friday night, ridden by Craig Williams.Loving Gaby pinged quickly from the ...

Flemington Group Ones on radar for Seymour Cup winner

Flemington Group Ones on radar for Seymour Cup winner

Oct 21, 2019

Lightly-raced gelding Admiral's Joker could be thrown into a Melbourne Cup week Group One, after claiming the $200,000 Seymour Cup (1600m) on Sunday.The seven-year-old, trained by Kylie Vella at Seymour, was the $1.85 favourite in the six-horse Cup field, and class reigned ...

Extreme Pride extends streak with city win

Extreme Pride extends streak with city win

Oct 20, 2019

Four-year-old mare Extreme Pride has continued a progression through the grades to land her first city win at Caulfield.The Danny O'Brien-trained Extreme Pride's victory in the Keno Classic Handicap (1700m) was her fourth straight win since August, rising from maiden grade at ...

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 ...