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2017 JJ Atkins on Radar for Casino Fourteen

2017 JJ Atkins on Radar for Casino Fourteen

24 Apr, 2017

A Melbourne run on ANZAC Day this Tuesday will help Cranbourne horseman Greg Eurell determine the JJ Atkins 2017 potential of his lightly-raced colt Casino Fourteen.

Craig Williams has the mount on 2017 J.J. Atkins hope Casino Fourteen in Tuesday’s ANZAC Day Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The son of Casino Prince is …

Boss to Ride Big Duke in Sydney Cup 2017: Williams Loses Appeal

Boss to Ride Big Duke in Sydney Cup 2017: Williams Loses Appeal

19 Apr, 2017

Jockey Glen Boss gets the chance at a second Sydney Cup winning ride booked to replace Craig Williams aboard the favourite in Saturday’s re-run Big Duke.

Glen Boss (pictured) will replace the suspended Craig Williams on Big Duke in the Sydney Cup 2017 field on the weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos/

Williams appealed his careless …

Capacity Sydney Cup 2017 Field: Big Duke Draws 2

Capacity Sydney Cup 2017 Field: Big Duke Draws 2

19 Apr, 2017

Race favourite Big Duke has drawn barrier two in a capacity fourteen-starter 2017 Sydney Cup field for the rerun of the two mile classic at Royal Randwick this Saturday.

Big Duke jumps from barrier two in the new 2017 Sydney Cup field of fourteen stayers on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Darren Weir’s in-form galloper was …

Williams appeals to keep the ride on Big Duke In 2017 Sydney Cup

Williams appeals to keep the ride on Big Duke In 2017 Sydney Cup

18 Apr, 2017

Suspended jockey Craig Williams has lodged an appeal in an attempt to keep the ride on the pre-race favourite Big Duke in the rescheduled Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Craig Williams combines with Sydney Cup favourite Big Duke above, to win the Chairman’s Handicap at Randwick. Photo by Steve …

Hooked suited by 1400m of Victoria Handicap

Hooked suited by 1400m of Victoria Handicap

12 Apr, 2017

Group 1 performer Hooked is expected to be very competitive stepping back up to 1400m in the Group 3 $150,000 Victoria Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday.

Hooked, above, will be well suited by the 1400m of the Victoria Handicap at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hooked has had two runs for trainer Robert Smerdon for …

Harlem chasing minor money behind Winx in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Harlem chasing minor money behind Winx in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

7 Apr, 2017

Outsider Harlem will be chasing minor prizemoney when he lines up against super star Winx in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Craig Williams, above, rides Harlem in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Harlem is rated …

2 miles no problem for Big Duke in 2017 Sydney Cup

2 miles no problem for Big Duke in 2017 Sydney Cup

6 Apr, 2017

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir doesn’t consider the 3200m of the Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday a problem for his up and coming stayer Big Duke.

Trainer Darren Weir is confident that Big Duke, above, will run out a strong 3200m in the Sydney Cup at Randwick. Photo by Steve …

Williams back on Silent Sedition in Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes

Williams back on Silent Sedition in Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes

4 Apr, 2017

Regular rider Craig Williams will be back aboard last start Group 1 winner Silent Sedition in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on day two of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Craig Williams and Silent Sedition, above, will team up again in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes …

Sydney Cup Favourite Big Duke Wins Chairman’s Handicap

Sydney Cup Favourite Big Duke Wins Chairman’s Handicap

1 Apr, 2017

Big Duke is set to start next weekend’s 2017 Sydney Cup a clear race favourite after recording a strong win in the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Big Duke recorded a strong win in this afternoon’s Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping from the gates …

Williams cleared to ride Big Duke in Chairman’s Handicap

Williams cleared to ride Big Duke in Chairman’s Handicap

31 Mar, 2017

Jockey Craig Williams has been cleared to ride Big Duke in the Group 2 $300,000 Schweppes Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) at Randwick on day one of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Williams, above on Big Duke in black and white checked cap, has been cleared to ride the gelding in the Chairman’s Handicap at Randwick. …