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Craig Williams

Bumper prize further boosts International Jockeys Championship

The contenders (from left to right): Tom Queally, Zac Purton, Christophe Lemaire, Craig Williams, Olivier Peslier, Douglas Whyte, James McDonald, Ryan Moore, Matthew Chadwick, Joao Moreira, Yuichi Fukunaga and William Buick.

Such are their hypercompetitive natures, if you pitted the world's best jockeys against each other in an otherwise boring board game, it's easy to imagine it becoming an all-night, no-holds-barred battle

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 2:16am

Craig Williams says Dunaden can defend Vase title

Craig Williams gets Dunaden reacquainted with the Sha Tin turf yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Australian jockey Craig Williams has slowly invaded that exclusive space, occupied by only a few elite riders with a record of getting the job done when the pressure is on - a space where the phone calls come to fly around the world to ride in some of the world's best and richest races.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am

Longines raises stakes in Hong Kong's International Jockeys' Championship

The winner of next month's International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley will walk away with HK$500,000 after new international races sponsor Longines gave the series a much-needed prize-money boost.

16 Nov 2012 - 1:43am

Dunaden sends out warning to rivals

An exceptional track gallop by Hong Kong Vase fancy Dunaden yesterday erased any fears of fatigue and filled jockey Craig Williams with confidence ahead of his redemptive ride aboard the Melbourne Cup winner.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Light weight and tactical pace give Enriched the edge

The lack of a worthwhile tempo and a light weight may be the deciding factors for the John Size-trained Enriched as he tackles 1,600m again this afternoon in the final feature of the season, the Sha Tin Mile Trophy.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

HK trio fail to rise to occasion in Tokyo sun

Any pre-race air of confidence simply faded away in the Tokyo sunshine yesterday with Hong Kong's Yasuda Kinen contenders failing to issue even a serious threat in the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Trialled and tested: HK trio ready for Yasuda Kinen raid

Hot on the heels of Green Birdie's win in Singapore, the principals in heat three of the barrier trials at Sha Tin yesterday are preparing to say bye-bye Hong Kong and konnichiwa Japan for the Group One Yasuda Kinen on June 6.

Beauty Flash, Sight Winner and Fellowship turned in solid gallops to complete the 1,000m tune-up in 58.33 seconds, the fastest time of the morning.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

Aussie responds to Jockey Club SOS

Australian jockey Craig Williams will answer an SOS call from the Jockey Club to ride at next Sunday's Sha Tin Trophy meeting.

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Whyte out of the frame as Williams prevails

Douglas Whyte warmed up for Wednesday's Cathay Pacific International Jockey Championship at Happy Valley by winning the fourth and final event of the Super Jockey Series at Hanshin, Japan yesterday, but it was not enough to put him in the finish of the prestigious contest.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Tsui suspended for 12 meetings

Apprentice Franky Tsui Kwan-wai has been suspended for 12 meetings for his ride on Easy Punch at Sha Tin on December 23.

Tsui, 22, was yesterday found guilty of failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to win, or obtain the best-possible placing on Easy Punch, who beat only two of his 13 rivals to the line.

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Preparing for battle

Lizzy Jelfs gives Australian galloper Niconero a workout on the all-weather track at Sha Tin yesterday morning. The experienced horsewoman is here looking after the Champions Mile contender for trainer David Hayes.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Williams returns with point to prove

Australian jockey Craig Williams will make a triumphant return to Sha Tin this Sunday to pilot Macau's leading Hong Kong-Macau Trophy hopeful, St Moritz.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Punch gives Williams a happy send-off

Suspended jockey Craig Williams took his leave of Hong Kong racing for the next two months yesterday but not before he thanked prominent owner Choy Ching-moon for his faith after winning on Easy Punch in the Ice House Handicap over 1,650 metres.

17 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Stewards throw out Williams's appeal

The season is all but over for Australian rider Craig Williams after the Jockey Club last night dismissed his appeal against a 16-meeting ban for his riding of Trust Me last month.

Williams will ride today at Sha Tin then return to race riding from June 19 - leaving him with just the final two meetings of what, paradoxically, is his best season here.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Wintrow ready to gun down rivals

Game galloper Wintrow put the writing on the wall last start that he is back in form and just in time to take today's Sha Tin feature in the Midland Realty Cup (1,400 metres).

The John Size-trained gelding had been consistent, as usual, through much of this season since returning from a bleeding attack in March last year.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

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