Latest News from Craig Williams

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 ...

Triple G1 hopes for Australian Bloodstock

Triple G1 hopes for Australian Bloodstock

Apr 01, 2018

Saturday marks the opening day of The Championships at Randwick and with three prime Group 1 chances few are looking forward to the day at Randwick more than Jamie Lovett and his Australian Bloodstock syndicate.In all, three horses wearing the familiar royal blue and white ...

Hellbent wins William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley

Hellbent wins William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley

Mar 24, 2018

DARREN Weir achieved his aim of winning a Group One race with Hellbent, when he stormed home to win the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.“That made up for last year. The job’s done with him now,” Weir said.Weir was referring to last year ...

Ambitious Sydney-bound for Tancred

Ambitious Sydney-bound for Tancred

Mar 22, 2018

Anthony Freedman's Japanese import Ambitious will kick on to the $1.5 million Kia Tancred Stakes (the old BMW) at Rosehill on Saturday week.The stable confirmed Ambitious, who finished ninth of 12 in the $1.5m Australian Cup a tick over four lengths behind Harlem, was ...

Flemington thrill for Williams family

Flemington thrill for Williams family

Mar 10, 2018

It was a family affair in the opening race at Flemington on Super Saturday as Allan, Jason and Craig Williams combined for victory with rejuvenated sprinter Demonstrate.Purchased by Cranbourne horseman Jason Williams for $100,000 out of the Godolphin dispersal at last year's ...

Newmarket Handicap: Craig Williams confident Brave Smash can snare another Group 1 win

Newmarket Handicap: Craig Williams confident Brave Smash can snare another Group 1 win

Mar 07, 2018

THE persuasive nature of Craig Williams will see Futurity Stakes winner Brave Smash attempt a rare double when he tackles the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.Only six horses have achieved the Futurity-Newmarket double with the most recent one of the greats of the ...

Group 1s addictive for Williams

Group 1s addictive for Williams

Feb 27, 2018

Craig Williams is looking to continue his winning Group 1 run in 2018 by linking up with leading Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker in his attempt to win a third Australian Guineas on Saturday at Flemington.Williams, who began 2018 with wins in the C.F. Orr Stakes aboard Hartnell and ...

Brave Smash snares G1

Brave Smash snares G1

Feb 25, 2018

Japanese import Brave Smash claimed a maiden Group 1 win in Saturday’s Futurity Stakes (1400m) as master trainer Darren Weir dominated the $500,000 feature with first, second and fourth over the line.Weir’s jubilation at back-to-back wins in the race was mixed with a sense ...

Blue Diamond Ride Confirmed

Blue Diamond Ride Confirmed

Feb 12, 2018

Craig Williams' bid to win back-to-back Blue Diamond Stakes features rests on the sturdy shoulders of boom filly Kinky Boom.Williams confirmed on Monday he will take the reins aboard the Tony McEvoy-trained daughter of Spirit Of Boom in the $1.5 million Caulfield feature on ...