Craig Williams is one of the star jockeys of the Victorian racing scene. He has been a regular in the Melbourne Cup over the course of his decorated career, but how many times has he actually won it?
Craig Williams Melbourne Cup wins
Heading into the 2023 Melbourne Cup, Williams had taken 18 rides in the great race for the one win aboard Vow And Declare in 2019.
Williams missed an opportunity to win an earlier Melbourne Cup in 2011, when an untimely suspension meant he had to jump off the eventual winner Dunaden.
It took a few years, but Williams settled the score in 2019 when he steered Vow And Declare to victory over Prince Of Arran and Il Paradiso.
Craig Williams Recent Melbourne Cup Rides
|2022||12/22||Hoo Ya Mal||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||14||53.5kg||$13||20.95L|
|2021||3/23||Spanish Mission||Andrew Balding||14||57kg||$10||4.4L|
|2020||13/23||Surprise Baby||Paul Preusker||7||54.5kg||$6||8.8L|
|2019||1/24||Vow And Declare||Danny O’Brien||21||52kg||$11||–|
|2017||16/23||Wall Of Fire||Hugo Palmer||15||53kg||$11||15.45L|
|2015||17/24||Hokko Brave||Yasutoshi Matsunaga||20||55.5kg||$41||6.4L|
|2013||3/24||Mount Athos||Luca Cumani||22||54kg||$13||2.25L|
|2010||14/23||Monaco Consul||Michael Moroney||13||54kg||$31||15.2L|
Who will Craig Williams ride in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
2019 Melbourne Cup winning jockey Craig Williams is set to partner the newly acquired import Lastotchka from the Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) barn.
While technically not an international runner in this year’s Melbourne Cup, Lastotchka will make her Australian debut on the first Tuesday in November.
- Age: 4YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Mare
- Sire: Myboycharlie (IRE)
- Dam: Muthia (FR)
Lastotchka 2023 Melbourne Cup Odds
Career stats for Lastotchka
- Career: 12: 4-2-1
- Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
- Distance: 0: 0-0-0
- Wet: 10: 4-2-0
- Good: 2: 0-0-1
- Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
- Win %: 33%
- Place %: 58%