William Buick
Age: 35
Norwegian-born William Buick was joint champion apprentice in Britain in 2008 and rode his first Group 1 win on Lahaleeb in the E.P. Taylor Stakes the following year. He was appointed stable jockey to John Gosden in 2010 and the partnership started with a bang as he rode Dar Re Mi to win the Dubai Sheema Classic, the first of five wins in the race for Buick. In late 2014, he began his association with Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, primarily riding for trainer Charlie Appleby. This enterprise quickly proved fruitful as he took the Dubai World Cup the following March on Prince Bishop. Since riding with Godolphin, Buick has won top-level races in Great Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. He has eight wins at the Breeders’ Cup, and a sole success at the top-level in Hong Kong aboard Pakistan Star in the 2018 QEII Cup. Buick has twice been crowned British Flat Racing Champion Jockey.
British Flat Racing Champion Jockey (2022, 2023), British Flat Racing Champion Apprentice (2008 [dead-heat with David Probert]).
Notable Wins Include:
QEII Cup (2018 Pakistan Star), Epsom Derby (2018 Masar), 2000 Guineas (2024 Notable Speech), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2011 Nathaniel, 2021 Adayar), St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel, 2021 Hurricane Lane), Queen Anne Stakes (2017 Ribchester), Dewhurst Stakes (2019 Pinatubo, 2021 Native Trail), St James’s Palace Stakes (2022 Coroebus), Irish Derby (2015 Jack Hobbs, 2021 Hurricane Lane), Prix de la Foret (2011 Dream Ahead, 2012 Gordon Lord Byron, 2021 Space Blues), Dubai World Cup (2015 Prince Bishop), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi, 2017 Jack Hobbs, 2018 Hawkbill, 2019 Old Persian, 2024 Rebel’s Romance), Breeders’ Cup Mile (2021 Space Blues, 2022 Modern Games, 2023 Master Of The Seas), Woodbine Mile (2022 Modern Games, 2023 Master Of The Seas).
Hong Kong wins (as of 20 May, 2024):
2 (with strike rate 5.4%)

23/24 Season
Nationality : DEN No. of Wins : 1 Total Rides : 6
Stakes won : $12,920,000 No. of 2nds : 0 Win % : 16.67%
No. of 3rds : 1
No. of 4ths : 1

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