Tim Williams - Q & A

Tim Williams - Q & A

Ahead of Breckon Farms Easter Cup Night at Addington, where Tim Williams has a great book of drives, including three Breckon Bred's, we caught up with the young gun driver with the formidable UDR.

Tim, you’ve tasted plenty of success in Racing career, tell us about your background and how you got involved in Racing?

It was through my grandfather, he lived next door to us when I was growing up. He had pubs with Allan Dunn and they raced plenty of gallopers together to start with. Because of the pub connection, Dad grew up with the Dunn boys (Robert and Geoff) As a young fella Mum kicked me out of the house one day and Grandad was heading to the stables to do boxes, I was about 3 or 4, I went with him and met Dexter. After that, I kept going to back to the stables with Granddad in the weekend and here I am today.

What’s been your biggest or most special win to date?

Winning the Sires Stakes Final with Have Faith in Me Cup Day 2014 ) it was my first Group1 and obviously to do it at Addington was pretty special. It was also my first Cup Day working with Mark and Natalie (All Stars Racing) so it was a pretty cool way to kick things off.

Favourite horse you’ve been involved with, or that one that we might not have seen the best out of?

There’s one that comes to mind – Major Coo he had two starts for two wins, then he went amiss ahead of a Sires Stakes Heat. Don’t think he’d beaten off the place in his workouts or trials either, he’s one that really stands out we didn’t see the best of him at all.

What are your aspirations for the future?

One day I’d like to crack the 100 wins in a season as a driver. In the near future that’s something that I’d like to strive for. And further down the track it would be nice to train a winner in my own name.

Tim currently sits on 67 wins for the current season.
His best Season was 2018/19 where he finished on 90.

If you could make one change to racing – what would it be?

No Sunday racing

What advice would you give to a young person, wanting to enter the industry?

You’ve got to be prepared to work hard, as you’ll only get out what you put in

A Bettor You (OnlyForYou) & Tim at Addington
A Bettor You (OnlyForYou) & Tim at Addington

You’ve been involved with plenty of Breckon horses along the way, currently your drives include Pace N Pride, Bettor Twist, Passion and Power – is there a favourite Breckon Bred you’ve been associated with?

Not until this point there hasn’t been a dead set favourite – obviously now it’s Bettor Twist (Bettor’s Delight – Twist & Twirl). I’ve spend a lot of time with her, she’s been very rewarding to me on the track. Few of the trips North I’ve been there for pieces of her success, she’s the leading light at this stage.

Lastly, tonight, you partner with Spankem in the Group1 Breckon Farms Easter Cup, he’s not Breckon Bred but he is Ken and Karen co owned – how do you think he’ll go?

Really good. He raced super last week and he’s got a great record over the two miles. Obviously he hasn’t cracked the win but to run second in two NZ Cup’s is no mean feat so I think the small field suits and he’s got that good run under his belt from last week. If he gets any sort of luck that goes his way, he’s a very good chance in what’s a very good field of horses.

Tim, Bettor Twist and Karen Breckon
Tim, Bettor Twist and Karen Breckon


Race Five. – 6.57pm
Group3 'Majestic Son' New Zealand 2YO Trotting Stakes
#5 ELLARIA SAND (Daenerys Targaryen)

Race Six - 7.35pm – Magness Benrow Sires Stakes Heat 3
#7 A BETTOR YOU (OnlyForYou)

Race 10 - 9.06pm
#6 PASSION AND POWER (Sem’s Delight)

Other Breckon Bred runners lining up

Race Three - 6.05pm
#3 BETTOR CALL ME (Callmemaybe)

Race Five - 6.57pm
#3 WY FY (Broadband)

Race Eight - 8.16pm
#13 AMERICAN PRIDE (Yankeedoosie)