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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
11 of 18 15 Jun 2024 E FM LIGHT INFANTRY MAN $7.0 3U OPEN G2 2200m $1,200,000 CIARON MAHER 2:14.41
2 of 18 15 Jun 2024 E FM BELLA NIPOTINA $11 3U OPEN G1 1400m $3,000,000 CIARON MAHER 1:21.00
4 of 13 15 Jun 2024 E FM EL MORZILLO $14 2 OPEN G1 1600m $1,000,000 KELLY SCHWEIDA 1:34.89
10 of 17 15 Jun 2024 E FM GERIATRIX $6.0 3 OPEN G3 1600m $200,000 LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT 1:35.03
9 of 14 15 Jun 2024 E FM PEACE CENTRE $15 2 OPEN LR 1300m $160,000 A & S FREEDMAN 1:16.12
1 of 12 15 Jun 2024 E FM WILLINGA BEAST $9.0 QLTY LR 1200m $160,000 KRIS LEES 1:09.66
7 of 12 12 Jun 2024 DOOM MIO SORRENTO $5.5 BM70 1200m $38,000 JAMES HEALY 1:10.25
2 of 12 12 Jun 2024 DOOM PUNCH LANE $1.8 OPEN 1350m $38,000 A & S FREEDMAN 1:19.20
11 of 11 12 Jun 2024 DOOM ROGUE BEAR $6.5 CL6 1650m $38,000 KRIS LEES 1:37.89
1 of 11 12 Jun 2024 DOOM INVINCIBLE SHIELD $1.6 3 BM65 1200m $38,000 TONY GOLLAN 1:08.94

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
A & S FREEDMAN 4 40.0% 3 70.0% 10 $95,250 0 0 0 0 $0.90
TONY GOLLAN 3 23.1% 5 61.5% 13 $296,000 0 0 0 1 $0.85
KRIS LEES 2 40.0% 1 60.0% 5 $129,400 0 0 0 1 $2.38
CHRIS WALLER 1 11.1% 2 33.3% 9 $91,210 0 0 0 0 $0.32
CIARON MAHER 1 20.0% 2 60.0% 5 $1,622,400 1 0 0 0 $1.40
GREG EURELL 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $37,450 0 0 0 0 $1.12
J T CONLAN 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $36,500 0 0 0 0 $3.50
CLIFF BROWN 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $39,800 0 0 0 0 $3.25
NATALIE MCCALL 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $81,200 0 0 0 0 $5.00
JASON WARREN 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $95,250 0 0 1 0 $2.00
TOBY EDMONDS 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $28,800 0 0 0 0 $0.61
CLINTON MCDONALD 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $15,600 0 0 0 0 $1.30
KELLY SCHWEIDA 0 0.0% 1 33.3% 3 $112,500 0 0 0 0 -
JEROME HUNTER 0 0.0% 1 33.3% 3 $12,800 0 0 0 0 -
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR 0 0.0% 1 33.3% 3 $33,250 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 15.5% 112 42.5% 414 $10,753,051 2 2 2 2 $0.77
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 53 16.3% 100 46.9% 326 $3,581,273 0 2 4 2 $0.80
CHRIS WALLER 49 12.8% 101 39.3% 382 $8,915,467 3 2 3 6 $0.78
JAMES CUMMINGS 39 15.9% 70 44.3% 246 $6,645,430 2 5 2 6 $0.81
LEE FREEDMAN 37 23.3% 26 39.6% 159 $2,099,708 1 0 1 2 $1.09
GREG EURELL 33 16.1% 45 38.0% 205 $3,446,656 1 1 1 0 $0.91
JOHN O'SHEA 30 14.9% 60 44.8% 201 $2,638,807 0 5 2 2 $0.61
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 76 14.4% 146 42.0% 528 $19,225,433 5 1 5 5 $0.65
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 2456 12.6% 4339 22.2% 19510 $268,906,255 77 87 119 171 $0.80