2019 Melbourne Cup: Jockey Craig Williams

After so many attempts at winning the great race, and losing the ride on Dunaden to suspension, Craig Williams finally won on Vow And Declare in the 2019 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday.

Jockey Craig Williams winning after the Lexus Melbourne Cup
Jockey Craig Williams winning after the Lexus Melbourne Cup Picture: Steve Hart

He got up the inside after taking a forward position and it helped him hold on.

Winning Jockey: Craig Williams

Crediting the team: "Credit to Danny O'Brien and Matt Harrington, he let all of the people on social media get involved with this horses preparation. I don't want to name everyone in the stable but without all of their hard work, we don't have this horse."

On Vow And Declare's progression: "Danny O'Brien has got a fantastic story with him. It was a privilege to ride him today. We had a difficult barrier draw. It has been great to be associated with a great horse like this horse. I rode him on debut, James Winks won his maiden at Warrnambool 12 months ago and he progressed."

"I can't do this without him (Vow And Declare). Look at him, he knows he won and again, I'm so grateful to be given the opportunity."

Thanking his team: "My parents raised me, they instilled a lot of things in me and I'm forever grateful for their support. My two brothers, my wife Lisa, our four children who came out to the races, Victor, Alannah, Oliver and Summer, that's my core family."

"I really want to thank all of the people who came out today. Not only is this our greatest race that stops a nation, as you can see by the form book, today it is targeted by horses from all around the world and we did it today with an Australian horse."


Racing and Sports



Flemington

Tuesday, 05th November 2019

7
15:00
(local)

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $8,000,000
3200m TURF SOFT
7
15:00
(local)
AUD $8,000,000
3200m SOFT

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 23. VOW AND DECLARE (AUS) 4yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - GEBLITZT (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
DANNY O'BRIEN
$11.00
52.0kg
G & Mrs S M Corrigan, P J Lanskey, Mrs H R Hueston, T C Lanskey, J P Lanskey, K T Goodman, W R Leitch, A F Lanskey, B T Lanskey, L J Lanskey, S W R Knipe & S A Livingstone

Sales Information

2nd 12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) 6yo G
SHIROCCO (GER) - STORMING SIOUX (GB)
MICHAEL WALKER
CHARLIE FELLOWES
$17.00
54.0kg
Saeed Bel Obaida
3rd 20. IL PARADISO (USA) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - FAMOUS (IRE)
W M LORDAN
A P O'BRIEN
$15.00
52.5kg
M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs J Magnier

Sales Information

4th 3. MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - L'ANCRESSE (IRE)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$26.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

5th 18. SURPRISE BABY (NZ) 5yo G
SHOCKING (AUS) - BULA BABY (NZ)
JORDAN CHILDS
PAUL PREUSKER
$12.00
53.5kg

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6th 2. MER DE GLACE (JPN) 4yo H
RULERSHIP (JPN) - GLACIER BLUE (JPN)
DAMIAN LANE
H SHIMIZU
$9.00
56.0kg
7th 11. FINCHE (GB) 5yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - BINCHE (USA)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$8.50
54.0kg
8th 1. CROSS COUNTER (GB) 4yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - WAITRESS (USA)
WILLIAM BUICK
C APPLEBY
$13.00
57.5kg
9th 21. STEEL PRINCE (IRE) 5yo G
NATHANIEL (IRE) - STEEL PRINCESS (IRE)
BRETT PREBBLE
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
$61.00
52.5kg

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10th 15. MAGIC WAND (IRE) 4yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - PRUDENZIA (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$26.00
53.5kg

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11th 10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) 6yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - DREAM ON BUDDY (IRE)
HUGH BOWMAN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$41.00
55.0kg

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12th 17. SOUND (GER) 6yo H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE)
JAMES WINKS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$101.00
53.5kg

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13th 19. CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - ONE MOMENT IN TIME (IRE)
JOAO MOREIRA
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$9.00
52.5kg
14th 4. MIRAGE DANCER (GB) 5yo H
FRANKEL (GB) - HEAT HAZE (GB)
BEN MELHAM
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$51.00
55.5kg
15th 6. HUNTING HORN (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - MORA BAI (IRE)
J A HEFFERNAN
A P O'BRIEN
$51.00
55.0kg
16th 13. RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) 4yo H
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - DANCING SHOES (IRE)
J P SPENCER
RICHARD HANNON JR
$21.00
54.0kg

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17th 22. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) 4yo H
SAVABEEL (AUS) - THE GLITZY ONE (AUS)
TIM CLARK
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$31.00
52.0kg

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18th 7. LATROBE (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - QUESTION TIMES (GB)
JAMES MCDONALD
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
55.0kg

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19th 5. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) 4yo H
GALILEO (IRE) - ALTA ANNA (FR)
MARK ZAHRA
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$26.00
55.5kg
20th 24. YOUNGSTAR (AUS) 5yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

21st 16. NEUFBOSC (FR) 4yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
LUKE NOLEN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$101.00
53.5kg
22nd 14. DOWNDRAFT (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - CINNAMON ROSE (USA)
J ALLEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
53.5kg

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23rd 8. MUSTAJEER (GB) 6yo G
MEDICEAN (GB) - QELAAN (USA)
DAMIEN OLIVER
KRIS LEES
$21.00
55.0kg

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24th 9. ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - TYRANNY (GB)
DWAYNE DUNN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$41.00
55.0kg

Sales Information