In 1937 Bill Williamson rode his first winner as an apprentice jockey. In 1943 he was discharged from the army allowing more time to concentrate on horse racing. His association with trainers Lou Robertson and Fred Hoysted contributed to his great success. We won many big races including the 1952 Melbourne Cup on Dalray. Bill Williamson rode with great distinction in Europe winning 13 Classic Races.
Jockey Lester Piggot called Bill Williamson ‘the best big-race jockey in the world’ after Williamson beat him in two successive Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe races. Bill Williamson's achievements also include six Melbourne Jockey Premiership wins. Bill Williamson retired in 1973.

Some Achievements:

- winner of 1952 Melbourne Cup
- winner of 2 Caulfield Cups
- winner of W.S. Cox Plate
- winner of Australian Cup
- winner of Williamstown Cup
- winner of Brisbane Cup
- winner of Adelaide Cup
- winner of 8 Classic Races in Ireland
- winner of 2 Classic Races in England
- winner of 3 Classic Races in Europe
- winner of 1968 and 1989 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe
- winner of 6 Melbourne Jockey Premierships