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 finished 18 victories clear of his great rival Damien Oliver to claim his eighth Melbourne Jockeys' Premiership.

Between them, Williams and Oliver have won the Melbourne title a remarkable 18 times.

Williams' previous highest tally of Melbourne winners came in the 2007/08 season when he won 81 races.

He will now commence a brief period of holidays before returning to the Melbourne riding ranks on August 24.

Melbourne Jockeys' Premiership:

83: Craig Williams;

65: Damien Oliver;

45: Dwayne Dunn;

43: Mark Zahra; and

36: Damian Lane.

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