Tim Williams to join All Stars in new season

12:22 PM 28 Jun 2014 NZST
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Tim Williams
Tim Williams - will join All Stars next season!
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Promising young horseman, Tim Williams, will join All Stars stable in the new season as a replacement for Blair Orange.

"I put a proposition to Tim last week and he rang me on Thursday to accept the position'' Mark said.

"We both feel he will be an ideal fit for our stable. He has already driven for us with success and he impresses as a young man with a very professional approach to his job.

"We expect that he will start with us in early August''

Unlike Blair who had not driven for All Stars before his appointment Tim, 23, has proven success with All Stars. He won the Kindergarten Stakes with Messini and a Cheviot Cup with Southwind Arden. Mark and Natalie's decision to entrust him with such drives indicated he was a man on the All Stars short list.  He is a former winner of the New Zealand Junior Drivers Championship and has long impressed with the potential he had to reach the top.

Tim was working for Robert Dunn at the same time as his childhood friend Dexter Dunn (the Dunn and Williams families have business connections going back 50 years)  and while he made the most of his opportunities with horses like Kabet and Jamie Gameson-trained Here We Go Again, he moved to Southland in 2012 to further his scope.He already has 189 wins and over $1.5m in stakes in the bin and with a lot more to come.

By David McCarthy (Courtesy of ALL STARS RACING STABLE)

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