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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 ...

Bartholomeu Dias breaks through at Sandown

Bartholomeu Dias breaks through at Sandown

Jun 24, 2020

Imported galloper Bartholomeu Dias has backed up a solid Australian debut with a decisive on-pace victory at Sandown.The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained gelding made his debut at Caulfield last month with a closing fourth before stepping up to 1800m on Wednesday to take ...

Another Flemington win for Vassilator

Another Flemington win for Vassilator

Jun 07, 2020

The comeback theme remained thick throughout the afternoon at Flemington on Saturday when Vassilator won his first race in more than two years when he narrowly took the VRC Heritage Handicap (1400m).Famously the runner-up to The Autumn Sun in the 2018 Caufield Guineas, ...

FightMND and the Big Freeze beanie campaign

FightMND and the Big Freeze beanie campaign

May 23, 2020

We need your support to 'beat the Beast' that is MND.Get your beanies at Coles and Bunnings stores nationwide or visit www.fightmnd.org.au

Betcha Flying to chase Oaks in Adelaide

Betcha Flying to chase Oaks in Adelaide

Apr 26, 2020

The Chris Waller stable has precedence on its side in its attempt to win the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville with Betcha Flying.A winner at Flemington over 1700m on Saturday, Betcha Flying is Adelaide-bound for the Group One race for three-year-old fillies over 2000m on ...

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 ...