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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 ...

Rox The Castle takes step to stakes grade

Rox The Castle takes step to stakes grade

Sep 15, 2019

Lightly raced gelding Rox The Castle has taken the step to stakes company and continued to build on his promising record with a determined victory in a Listed race at Flemington.Five-year-old Rox The Castle took his record to seven wins from 12 starts when he held off ...

Exhilarates claims Atlantic Jewel Stakes

Exhilarates claims Atlantic Jewel Stakes

Sep 08, 2019

Melbourne’s premier jockey Craig Williams has given Exhilarates a glowing endorsement after riding the best-credentialed filly in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes to victory in the Listed race at The Valley.The James Cummings-trained Magic Millions Classic winner Exhilarates resumed ...

The Inevitable proved his class racing to a commanding win in the Listed Bendigo

The Inevitable proved his class racing to a commanding win in the Listed Bendigo

Sep 08, 2019

Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton admitted he had concerns over the condition of The Inevitable ahead of his victory at The Valley.Travelling overnight on Thursday via ferry from Devonport to Melbourne, Brunton explained The Inevitable had lost weight and was in a cranky mood ...

Glen Iris Primary School Visit

Glen Iris Primary School Visit

Aug 27, 2019

Craig Williams, Chris Symons, Jye McNeil and Jess Payne were at Glen Iris Primary School recently along with Might and Power & the Caulfield Cup.The jockeys wanted to share their love of the horses and give the children a chance to see and touch not only some horses, but ...

Williams ends best season

Williams ends best season

Jul 28, 2019

Craig Williams ended his most successful season in Melbourne with just the one winner at Caulfield on Saturday.Williams guided Miss Iano to victory in the $125,000 Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1100m) to bring up his 83rd victory in Melbourne since August 2018.The 41-year-old ...

Williams brothers combine at Geelong

Williams brothers combine at Geelong

Jul 12, 2019

Champion jockey Craig Williams has won 95 races this season, and looks a certainty to claim his eighth Victorian Metro Jockeys' Premiership.But it's fair to say that his win on debutant Captain Hedderwick in race 3 at Geelong on Friday was one of his most memorable for the ...

King Of Hastings impresses at Caulfield

King Of Hastings impresses at Caulfield

Jun 30, 2019

King Of Hastings is likely to get his chance to target the spring after becoming the latest two-year-old from the Anthony Freedman stable to win in town this season.With champion jockey Craig Williams aboard, King Of Hastings was a bit slowly away in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Odds ...

Gytrash far too good in Creswick Stakes

Gytrash far too good in Creswick Stakes

Jun 23, 2019

Promising South Australian sprinter Gytrash has capped his preparation with a dominant win in a listed race at Flemington that his trainer Gordon Richards admits was an afterthought.After winning at the same track two weeks ago, Gytrash easily accounted for a handy field of ...

Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday's Yulong Handicap

Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday's Yulong Handicap

Jun 20, 2019

Such is his opinion of Excused, Lindsay Park co-trainer Ben Hayes admits he was nervous leading into the two-year-old filly’s debut at Sandown.But Excused delivered what Hayes expected in Wednesday’s Yulong Handicap (1000m), racing to victory on a heavy track.“I was ...