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CRAIG WILLIAMS

  • Australia

One of the most highly regarded and professional jockeys around the nation, Craig Williams has been near the top of the tree for about 20 years.

Riding his first Group 1 winner aboard Grand Echezeaux in the 2000 Australasian Oaks, Craig Williams then immediately took up a position in the UK, riding for Mick Channon.

Williams struck up a relationship with Toubougg when Channon's leading rider got injured with the pair going on to win the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp and Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Williams was invited to ride in Dubai before being offered a contract in Hong Kong in 2001 and forged a link with trainer David Hayes, the pair returned to Australia in 2005 where they combined for a total of 14 Group 1 wins until 2009 when Williams went freelance.

That link to the Lindsay Park yard has seen him salute on many top class horses with Miss Finland one of the best.

Craig Williams has won Group 1 races in Hong Kong, France, Dubai, UK, Japan and Australia. 

He also linked up with French horse Dunaden to win the Caulfield Cup when the year prior, he missed the mount on him, through suspension, in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Best Horse :
DUNADEN (Timeform Rating 130)
NICOBAR (GB)  LA MARLIA (FR)  [By KALDOUNEVEES (FR)]
First Group Win (G1):
GRAND ECHEZEAUX (29 Apr 2000)

CRAIG WILLIAMS' Career

Latest Rides

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Trainer Time
9 of 12 22 Feb 2024 PAKM RASP $41 2 MDN 1200m $40,000 JAMES CUMMINGS 1:09.57
7 of 10 21 Feb 2024 SANL SHEER REWARD $26 3U CL1 1200m $55,000 TREVOR ROGERS 1:10.83
4 of 5 21 Feb 2024 SANL CUBAN LINK $4.0 3UFM BM70 1200m $55,000 GREG EURELL 1:11.02
1 of 15 18 Feb 2024 ALB BIANCO VILANO $2.5 CL5 1400m $150,000 RON STUBBS 1:21.93
1 of 12 18 Feb 2024 ALB PROPHET'S DAUGHTER $1.9 BM58 1400m $35,000 RON STUBBS 1:23.70
1 of 8 18 Feb 2024 ALB SPARRING $2.6 BM82 1000m $30,000 RON STUBBS 0:57.36
2 of 11 17 Feb 2024 FLEM JIMMYSSTAR $1.3 OPEN LR 1400m $175,000 CIARON MAHER 1:22.31
4 of 8 17 Feb 2024 FLEM BELLA NIPOTINA $12 OPEN G1 1000m $1,000,000 CIARON MAHER 0:57.54
1 of 13 17 Feb 2024 FLEM RIFF ROCKET $7.0 3CG OPEN G3 1400m $201,500 CHRIS WALLER 1:22.32
10 of 12 17 Feb 2024 FLEM LA CASONA $17 3F OPEN G3 1400m $201,500 CIARON MAHER 1:22.35

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
RON STUBBS 3 60.0% 0 60.0% 5 $113,600 0 0 0 0 $1.40
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 2 25.0% 1 37.5% 8 $195,100 0 0 0 0 $0.51
JEROME HUNTER 2 33.3% 3 83.3% 6 $103,300 0 0 0 0 $0.77
ROBBIE LAING 2 40.0% 1 60.0% 5 $76,500 0 0 0 0 $1.60
CIARON MAHER 1 20.0% 1 40.0% 5 $168,000 0 0 0 0 $0.35
CHRIS WALLER 1 25.0% 2 75.0% 4 $164,500 0 0 1 0 $1.75
JOHN O'SHEA 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $191,400 0 0 0 0 $2.00
A & J WILLIAMS 1 33.3% 1 66.7% 3 $40,550 0 0 0 0 $0.92
TOBY & TRENT EDMONDS 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $149,950 0 0 0 0 $4.00
JACK LAING 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $31,350 0 0 0 0 $3.00
LLOYD KENNEWELL & LUCY YEOMANS 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $176,250 0 0 0 0 $0.98
BEN, WILL & JD HAYES 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $459,200 1 0 0 0 $0.98
MICHAEL TROTTER 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $71,500 0 0 0 0 $11.00
JAMES CUMMINGS 0 0.0% 1 16.7% 6 $24,600 0 0 0 0 -
JASON WARREN 0 0.0% 4 100.0% 4 $62,100 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
DAVID A HAYES 254 14.3% 446 39.3% 1779 $26,630,599 15 10 9 30 $0.77
ALLAN WILLIAMS 64 11.6% 113 31.9% 554 $1,336,088 0 0 1 1 $0.84
DANNY O'BRIEN 64 15.6% 111 42.7% 410 $10,733,301 2 2 2 2 $0.78
DOUG HARRISON 61 14.5% 110 40.5% 422 $1,993,144 0 0 1 0 $1.23
ROBERT SMERDON 60 20.1% 74 44.8% 299 $3,542,870 0 2 4 5 $0.86
DARREN WEIR 58 18.7% 84 45.8% 310 $6,356,404 4 3 5 6 $1.03
M R CHANNON 57 12.7% 105 36.2% 448 $1,548,675 2 0 2 3 $0.99
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 57 17.2% 76 40.1% 332 $8,885,310 3 3 6 5 $0.86
MICHAEL KENT 52 16.0% 99 46.6% 324 $3,491,573 0 2 4 2 $0.79
CHRIS WALLER 48 13.3% 96 39.9% 361 $8,580,782 3 2 3 6 $0.82
JAMES CUMMINGS 39 16.0% 70 44.9% 243 $6,355,430 2 5 2 6 $0.82
LEE FREEDMAN 37 23.6% 25 39.5% 157 $2,092,408 1 0 1 2 $1.10
GREG EURELL 32 15.8% 44 37.4% 203 $3,409,206 1 1 1 0 $0.90
JOHN O'SHEA 30 15.1% 59 44.7% 199 $2,590,107 0 5 2 2 $0.62
COLIN LITTLE 27 14.8% 36 34.4% 183 $1,895,138 1 2 0 0 $0.74

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 41 13.2% 81 39.4% 310 $11,637,785 3 1 2 2 $0.55
2022/23 61 13.3% 105 36.2% 458 $19,663,910 4 6 8 7 $0.79
2021/22 79 15.0% 138 41.3% 526 $14,418,215 3 5 6 4 $0.92
2020/21 80 14.7% 138 39.9% 546 $12,702,815 6 8 4 8 $0.77
2019/20 95 14.2% 174 40.3% 668 $19,011,743 6 2 1 10 $0.74
2018/19 102 15.2% 153 37.9% 672 $11,826,189 2 4 5 11 $0.83
2017/18 96 15.0% 146 37.7% 642 $10,015,745 4 3 3 6 $0.78
2016/17 117 16.2% 187 42.1% 722 $12,241,589 2 5 11 4 $0.79
2015/16 105 14.7% 165 37.8% 714 $9,239,928 3 6 4 9 $0.80
2014/15 83 13.1% 139 35.1% 633 $10,976,597 2 2 9 10 $0.78
Overall 2421 12.5% 4274 22.2% 19292 $261,318,608 75 87 116 168 $0.80

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