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Craig Williams is an Australian jockey. He has won multiple groups one races in Australia and worldwide, including the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
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Craig Williams was born on May 23, 1977 (age 44 years) in Victoria, Australia. Williams rode his first race in 1993. In 2011, he almost achieved a unique Australian horse racing triple, in winning the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.
Craig’s family has a long and successful history in racing – his father Allan Williams was one of Melbourne’s top jockeys before injury forced him to retire from riding. Allan became a Group 1 winning trainer while his grandfather was respected Melbourne trainer Tom Harrison. His uncle is Doug Harrison, also a group-winning trainer who is held in high esteem in Melbourne. Craig’s cousin Travis Harrison was a top apprentice jockey when he was sadly killed in a car accident and Travis remains an inspiration to him.
Craig Williams has a skin condition that many would love to hear him speak on it. However, during an interview, Williams was questioned about his skin condition but he declined to answer and said he is focused on his career, according to a close relative he felt it was a form racist question that is why he refused to answer.
Craig gained his Jockey ‘A’ licence with the Victoria Racing Club in September 1997 and remains the youngest jockey to win the Cranbourne Cup. His first Group 1 winner was the Australasian Oaks for trainer Lee Freedman and has gone on to win numerous Group 1 races locally and internationally.
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After winning the first two on Southern Speed and Pinker Pinker respectively, Williams was suspended for careless riding during the 2011 Bendigo Cup. The horse he was scheduled to ride in the Melbourne Cup, Dunaden, went on to win with last-minute replacement jockey Christophe Lemaire on board.
In the 2012 Caulfield Cup, Williams rode Dunaden to an unprecedented victory. A few days before the race Dunaden had drawn the outside barrier (barrier 22, although after scratchings it became barrier 18), and was also the top-weighted horse for the race, carrying 58 kg.
Dunaden had subsequently drifted in the betting odds, as no horse had ever won the Caulfield Cup from wider than barrier 15, nor carrying top weight. The win also made it back-to-back Caulfield Cup victories for Williams. In 2019, Williams rode Vow and Declare to win the Melbourne Cup in his 15th start in the race.
As of early October 2021, Williams has ridden 1,950 winners, including 61 Group One winners. He has won the Scobie Breasley Medal five times: in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2017.
Craig Williams jockey’s wife: Craig Williams is married to his longtime girlfriend Larysa Williams, their wedding was strictly a private ceremony and based on the invitation. Williams and his wife Larysa have three children, two boys and one girl. They live in a family house in Victoria.
Craig Williams jockey net worth
How much is Craig Williams worth? Craig Williams jockey is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a jockey. Craig Williams successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential jockeys in Australia.