William Buick

Born Jan 1, 1988

William Buick is a Norwegian born flat jockey who holds both British and Danish citizenship. He shared the champion apprentice jockey title in 2008 with David Probert and won the Lester Award for Apprentice Jockey of the Year in 2007 and 2008. He first group race victory was in the St. Simon Stakes. His first group one race victory was in the E. P. Taylor Stakes. In 2010 he was hired by John Gosden as his stable jockey and he won his second group one in the Dubai Sheema Classic.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Jun 05, 2015
  • William Buick, Riding Prince Bishop, Races To The Finish Line To Win The Ninth And Final Race Of The Dubai World Cup At The Meydan Racecourse In Dubai
    Yahoo News - Mar 28, 2015
  • Knowledge Growing Over Likely St Leger Protagonists
    Yorkshire Evening Post - Aug 01, 2013
  • Horses For Courses: Boys In Blue Raid Yorkshire For Burke’s Ace Libertarian
    Yorkshire Evening Post - Jun 20, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of William Buick.


1988 Birth Buick was born in Norway in 1988, where his Scottish-born father, Walter, was Scandinavian champion jockey on eight occasions and his mother, Maria, a dressage rider and showjumper. … Read More


2006 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Buick was very small for his age but had his first ride on 10 August 2006 at the age of 18, on Tiny Tim at Brighton. … Read More
2007 19 Years Old Having finished 3rd in the apprentice championship in 2007 in his first full season riding Buick was part of a fantastic duel for the 2008 apprentice title, fought between him and David Probert, who like Buick was attached to the Andrew Balding stable and had his first ride on the stable’s schoolmaster Tiny Tim. … Read More


2008 20 Years Old …  He shared the champion apprentice jockey title in 2008 with David Probert and won the Lester Award for Apprentice Jockey of the Year in 2007 and 2008. … Read More
2009 21 Years Old Having proven himself on the big stage when winning his first Group 1 race on Mick Channon’s Lahaleeb in the EP Taylor Stakes at Woodbine, Canada in October 2009, Buick was snapped up by Gosden after the trainer severed ties with his previous stable jockey Jimmy Fortune.
The partnership got off to a perfect start at the Dubai Carnival in March 2010, with Buick winning the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan on Gosden’s Dar Re Mi on what was his first top-level ride (and just fourth ride in total) for the trainer. … Read More
2011 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Dream Ahead, on whom Buick had won two Group 1 races in 2011, won both the Sprint Cup at Haydock over 6f and then the Prix de la Foret over 7f at Longchamp, in which he beat the star French mare Goldikova, providing Buick with the first Group 1 double of his career, having won the Prix Marcel Boussac earlier that day on Elusive Kate for John Gosden. … Read More
2012 24 Years Old Buick had three Group 1 victories in France in 2012, the other two being Elusive Kate in the Prix Rothschild and globetrotting Gordon Lord Byron in the Prix de la Forêt on Arc day. … Read More
2013 25 Years Old He later signed a two-month contract to ride in Japan in January and February 2013.
2015 27 Years Old On March 28, 2015 Buick rode Prince Bishop a 12/1 shot to victory in the Dubai World Cup richest ($10 million) race in history. … Read More
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