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Craig Williams

Craig Williams Flat Jockey
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  • 2017 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2017 Total prize money £

Summary

Williams is an Australian jockey who started his career in 1993 as an apprentice to his father Alan. He has done a fair amount of globetrotting throughout his illustrious career having enjoyed successful spells riding in Britain, Dubai and Hong Kong before returning to his native Australia in 2005 and cementing his place as one of the most talented jockeys of his generation.

His partnership with Australian Hall of Fame trainer David A. Hayes has proved fruitful and provided Williams with the majority of his top-level successes. Williams has won Group 1 races in six different countries; a feat that seldom few can match.

Williams almost created history back in 2011 by completing a magnificent Australian treble. Having already won the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate aboard Southern Speed, the Antipodean rider only needed the Melbourne Cup to bag the historic treble. However, after receiving a ban for his ride in the Bendigo Cup, Williams missed the race; which was subsequently won by Dunaden, his intended mount. The Melbourne Cup is the only major race ‘Down Under’ that still eludes the crack jockey.

He made his mark in the 2015 QIPCO British Champions Series when partnering Brazen Beau to finish second in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Having ploughed a lone furrow away from the main pack, Williams’ mount pulled clear only to be worn down inside the final furlong by US raider Undrafted.

QIPCO British Champions Series Victories

Year Race

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results

@ChampionsSeries

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Teddy Grimthorpe on super sire FRANKEL, "He had more 2YO Group winners than any other sire last year. That puts him in a pretty good place!"
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Grimthorpe on MIDTERM: "We were a bit disappointed with him on Saturday. If we can get him right then I don't doubt he'll improve greatly."