Jockey Luke Williams to return to saddle after two-year break via Warrnambool meeting

SEVEN years ago jockey Luke Williams rode a double at Warrnambool.

The 43-year-old hoop will attempt to do the same on Friday when he makes a return to the saddle after a two-year break.

Williams, who rides Maka’s Blu Girl and Royal Butterfly for Warrnambool trainer Tammy Good, has got his life back in order after a recurring drug problem.

“I'm in a great space,” he said. “It's been well known that I've had problems with drugs but I did the rehabilitation and I'm back on track.

“I’ve been very lucky to have had the support from my wife and friends. I rode a double here seven years ago. It would be great if one of Tammy’s could win on Friday, two would be a bonus.”

Williams began his apprenticeship in Melbourne before moving to Queensland to continue his career.

“I've received wonderful support from the trainers in Warrnambool, especially Tammy,” he said.

“I'm just taking little steps but I hope to build on the two rides on Friday to more at future meetings.”

 The first of eight races on Friday starts at 1.30pm with the last scheduled for 5pm.