Champion jockey Craig Williams believes in riding for a cause, and during this years’ Spring Carnival, he is racing for Kids with Cancer Foundation, with his cap featuring the Kids with Cancer Foundation logo to highlight this Australian charity and encourage fans to donate to the cause.
Apache Song and Craig Williams are heading to Flemington Melbourne Cup Day to race in the 2023 Desirable Stakes. Apache Song is a homebred for David Baker’s Kilmore Thoroughbred Services and is trained by Michael Trotter.
On 21 October, Craig Williams rode Apache Song in the Group 2 Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield, calling out to Kids with Cancer Foundation through a social media video filmed from his cap. Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/CWilliamsJockey/videos/352928780433993
Apache Song won her Moe maiden prior the Caulfield race by 6.5 lengths. She ran second in her second start in the Redoutes Choice Stakes, and is aiming for a run in the Caulfield Thousand Guineas.
Apache Song is the first foal of the accomplished Gonski mare For a Song, which won races at Caulfield, Pakenham, Moe and Seymour and placed a further eight times in a 23-start career.
This is not the first time a David Baker horse has raced for Kids with Cancer, with For a Song racing for Kids with Cancer Foundation in 2017.
Jockey Craig Williams is passionate about helping kids with cancer and their families, through raising awareness of the near 800 children diagnosed with cancer each year, and funds to support the important programs provided by Kids with Cancer Foundation – including direct financial support to families, Care Packs, Wigs4Kids, plus funding critical hospital salaries and infrastructure, cancer research and more.
This year, Kids with Cancer Foundation marks 25-years of supporting kids with cancer and their families and celebrated providing over $30 million in funding nationwide through its programs. At Kids with Cancer Foundation, 100% of direct donations and fundraising activities go directly to funding the charity’s assistance programs. All operational expenses are paid through three $2 raffles that are run throughout the year. Learn more: www.kidswithcancer.org.au
Craig Williams has leveraged his champion-athlete status for a good cause on many occasions. Since 2022, he has been raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine and funds for first aid trauma kits and other supporting equipment to help the Ukraine people.
Follow Craig William’s 2023 Spring Carnival here: https://www.facebook.com/CWilliamsJockey/