Latest News from Craig Williams

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 ...

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 ...