Williams received his award at the vote count held at Peninsula, Docklands on Sunday night. It was his sixth win in the prestigious award.
Other notable winners named on Sunday night were Winx, who won the Victorian Horse Of The Year.
David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig won the Fred Hoysted Medal for their outstanding training performance on Blue Diamond Day when they trained a Group 1 double with Catchy (Blue Diamond Stakes) and Sheidel (the Oakleigh Plate).
Williams with 62 votes was a runaway winner from Damian Lane, who finished 19 votes astern in second place with 43 votes.
Eight-time Scobie Breasley Medal winner Damien Oliver finished third on 41 votes.
Williams also received the Roy Higgins Medal for winning the Melbourne Jockeys’ Premiership.
Melbourne’s champion apprentice of last season Beau Mertens finished fourth on 40 votes, one in front of last year’s winner Dwayne Dunn.
Votes were allocated by stewards at the 109 Melbourne meetings on a 3-2-1 basis.
Winx was a runaway winner in the Victorian Horse Of The Year, scoring 130 votes. Black Heart Bart finished second with 64 votes and Jameka was third with 32 votes.
The Victorian Racehorse Of The Year and the Fred Hoysted Award were voted on by a panel of 48, comprising 46 members of the media and Greg Carpenter and Terry Bailey.
The Victorian Racehorse of the Year was done on a 3-2-1 vote basis.
Archie Alexander won the Colin Alderson Rising Star Award for trainers aged under 40 who had held their licenses for less than seven years.
John Allen won the Tommy Corrigan Award for jumps jockeys for the second year in a row.
Scobie Breasley Medal: Craig Williams
Fred Hoysted Medal:
David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig
Tommy Corrigan Medal: John Allen
of the Year: Winx
Rising Star Award:
Owner of the year:
Roy Higgins Medal (Melbourne Jockeys’ Premiership):
Victorian Jockeys’ Premiership:
Melbourne Apprentices’ Premiership:
Melbourne Trainers’ Premiership:
Victorian Trainers’ Premiership:
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