Experienced horseman Danny Williams has taken up a position with Tony McEvoy at Hawkesbury. Williams, who has 34 years experience in the industry as both a jockey and trainer, will run McEvoy's Sydney operation from Sunday, leaving his stable at Goulburn almost immediately, reports Racing Network.

"(Owner) Alan Cardy and I have been together for 15 years and just felt that both wanted a bit of a change," Williams said.

"Alan wants to be more involved in a more hands on approach to the training, I have been there for a long time and just looking at different options at this stage.

"There is one owner who is coming across with me, Eric Lucas, who already has a horse with Tony, we will be bringing some horses with us.

"It is an amical decision that we have made.

"I'm looking forward to the new challenge and working with Tony, he has some very nice horses and very nice clients and wonderful people to work for.

"I'm adding a new page to my book and opening up opportunities long term, I need to be moving forward and I am excited to the challenges.

"There are a lot of young two-year-old's that Tony has that are exciting and it should be a good opportunity."

McEvoy currently has 11 horses at his Hawkesbury base but has an intention to fill the stable in the near future.