Latest News from Craig Williams

Plein Ciel claims Easter Cup

Plein Ciel claims Easter Cup

Apr 20, 2019

Anthony Freedman and Craig Williams combined to win the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday with strongly supported favourite Plain Ciel.The former Darren Weir-trained import was afforded an ideal run on the back of the speed from barrier one and cut the corner ...

New Stakes Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

New Stakes Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

Apr 08, 2019

After racing with little luck in Melbourne last spring, nothing looked like changing for Multaja when she made her 2019 debut in the Group II Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley on February 22, but a switch to Godolphin's Sydney stables has seen a turnaround in fortunes.A soft ...

Family combine to claim a Sandown double

Family combine to claim a Sandown double

Mar 28, 2019

Trainer Doug Harrison is hoping a city double at Sandown will be the advertisement to attract new clients to his stable.Harrison scored race-to-race wins on Wednesday with Judge O'Reilly and Search Squad, both ridden by his nephew Craig Williams.The Cranbourne-based horseman ...

Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Tianchi Monster aims to belie rating in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Mar 17, 2019

Tianchi Monster squeezed into Sunday’s (17 March) BMW Hong Kong Derby with a Class 3 handicap win over the 2000m course and distance at the end of last month.But while trainer Chris So’s galloper is a late gate-crasher to the Four-Year-old Classic Series party, his ...

Schabau showing Cup qualities

Schabau showing Cup qualities

Mar 03, 2019

German import Schabau completed the perfect opening racing campaign in Australia at Flemington on Saturday when he stretched his winning sequence to five while taking that first official step towards earning a run in this year's Melbourne Cup.Schabau was just a 70-rater when he ...

Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win

Pure Scot lands her first Flemington win

Feb 18, 2019

Pure Scot has capitalised on a box-seat run to land her first Flemington win at her fifth attempt.Having her eighth start of this preparation which had already netted wins at Ballarat and Sandown, the Lindsay Park-trained mare took her career earnings past $400,000 with her ...

Tin Hat wins again

Tin Hat wins again

Jan 17, 2019

Progressive three-year-old Tin Hat maintained his unbeaten record as a gelding when he handed Bravo Tango and Gold Mag a sound defeat at Ladbrokes Park on Wednesday.As was the case first-up over 1300m, the James Cummings-trained galloper made play under Craig Williams and kicked ...

Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Jan 05, 2019

Tobougg was Craig's first European Group 1 winner. Together they won the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp before winning again at Group 1 level in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Tobougg - an impressive winner of the Dewhurst Stakes at two and third ...

Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win

Etymology impresses in Bagot Handicap win

Jan 02, 2019

Godolphin stayer Etymology has finally come of age taking out the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington.Placed in two Derbys and the VRC St Leger as a three-year-old, Etymology had only won three races before Tuesday’s success over 2800m.The now six-year-old was successful at ...

Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike

Ambitious plans for Poised To Strike

Dec 22, 2018

Lindsay Park has autumn ambitions with Poised To Strike, who resumed from a winter campaign with victory up the straight at Flemington.Poised To Strike’s win in Saturday’s Christmas Raceday Trophy gave senior Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes high hopes of a successful ...

Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick

Flemington win gives My Pendant a hat-trick

Dec 22, 2018

My Pendant has earned herself a summer holiday at the beach after completing a winning hat-trick in stylish fashion at Flemington.The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old followed victories at Sandown and Moonee Valley with success in Saturday’s Santa’s Workshop ...

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 ...