"Having won three of the four majors in Australian racing and significant success overseas, Craig Williams is consistently riding winners."
Craig Williams is still at the top of his game, having claimed Victoria's most prestigious award for jockeys, the Scobie Breasley Medal, for a fifth time in the 2016/2017 season.
It was a season of many highlights for the 40-year-old, including again being singled out as the premier rider of juveniles, given his choice of the young favourites in last year's Autumn Carnival. And he chose wisely, riding Lindsay Park's star filly Catchy to victory in the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).
The leading rider is yet to claim a Melbourne Cup, but has won the other three majors, including two Caulfield Cups, two Cox Plates and a Golden Slipper.
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