William Buick
British jockey
William Buick
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.
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FIFA hires ex-U.S. prosecutor as its lawyer in bribery probe
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
World soccer's governing body FIFA has hired a former New York prosecutor to represent it as senior officials face bribery and corruption charges in a U.S. court, a person familiar with the matter said. William Burck, a partner at the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, was retained within the past month, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity. U.S. authorities on May 27 announced the indictment of nine current and former FIFA officials and five corporate executives for running a criminal enterprise that involved more than $150 million in bribes over 24 years.
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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 - almost 2 years
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 March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Knowledge growing over likely St Leger protagonists
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
ST LEGER clues were always going to be forthcoming at Glorious Goodwood. And it may well be that this year’s winner was actually a beaten favourite yesterday. The second day of Glorious Goodwood was all about the ‘Duel On The Downs’ and a thrilling battle between Tornado and Dawn Approach in which the former exacted his revenge. But 35 minutes earlier came the Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes in which the first two home - Excess Knowledge and Cap O’Rushes - are now big players for the Doncaster September Classic. Word from Newmarket was that the John Gosden-trained Excess Knowledge was fancied to collect yesterday after a promising staying on third in a Listed race at Sandown in July. Yet once again the post came too soon for Excess Knowledge who was beaten a head by Godolphin’s Cap O’Rushes. The latter subsequently entered the Leger picture as a result of his victory with the Charlie Appleby-trained runner now a 20-1 shot to land the final Classic of the season. Yet ...
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Horses For Courses: Boys in blue raid Yorkshire for Burke’s ace Libertarian
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
We’ve all seen the unusual Godolphin and Jim Bolger axis worked to good effect. But now Leyburn handler Elaine Burke will represent the boys in blue who have purchased Derby runner-up Libertarian. The Burke and Godolphin relationship will not be a lasting one with the three-year-old set to move stables after his next race. That next outing will come in the Irish Derby next weekend but to see Burke’s name joined to Godolphin’s on the runners and riders list will still be an occasion to behold. The horse’s purchase is testament to Yorkshire racing and recognition of the Burke yard’s training talents - even if they will be sad to see him go, Winner of the Dante Stakes at York in May, the colt outran his odds at Epsom when chasing home Ruler Of The World under William Buick. He will tackle the Derby winner again next Saturday at the Curragh. Karl Burke, assistant trainer to wife Elaine, said: “I believe the deal has gone through and as far as I know we’re training him up to the Irish ...
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Raceline: Tip of the day, 4th October
Belper - over 4 years
For the second successive afternoon, we hit the woodwork yesterday with a heavily-backed favourite. Here’s hoping for third time lucky. Thursday 4th October MAGIQUE Warwick 3.10 WIN On a quiet debut by the Yarmouth seaside last month, Jeremy Noseda’s two-year-old filly was sent off an unconsidered 20/1 shot and never put in the race by jockey Jamie Spencer. But she caught the eye with the way she finished, suggesting huge improvement could be expected next time. Noseda has now found this weak contest in which to get off the mark and for the ride, he has booked William Buick, who boasts a 25% strike rate for the trainer in recent years. The soft ground is unlikely to inconvenience the daughter of Royal Ascot winner Jeremy who is certainly bred to develop into a useful sort. She’s a half-sister to Grandeur, who has enjoyed a successful season for the same trainer, while the dam is a half-sister to a Doncaster Cup winner and hails from the family of a French Oaks heroine. WE ...
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Horse racing: Solid Motive behind Prescott’s York Ebor punt
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Trainer Sir Mark Prescott has long been regarded as the ‘handicap king’. When you see hot fancy Motivado with near bottom weight for tomorrow’s Ebor it’s easy to see why (3.40pm York). Tomorrow’s Ebor card brings the curtain down on a fantastic four days at York in which Frankel’s Tuesday Juddmonte romp has to be the highlight. And while it’s doubtful there will be any seven-length winners tomorrow, there’s every reason to believe that Motivado could make a mockery of his mark in the Ebor. This four-year-old seems to be blossoming at just the right time as a couple of months ago – when the weights for the Ebor were published – Motivado was only rated 93. But he is obviously so much better than a 93-rated animal, as proved by his facile five-length success at Goodwood earlier his month – for which he only earned a 4lbs penalty for the Ebor. The reason for that is that the weights for the Ebor had already been published and a 4lbs penalty has proved perfect – enough to get Motivado ...
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Frankel at York: Talking Horses special, Ebor meeting day one
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
The latest news from York as Frankel steps up to a mile and a quarter for the first time on day one of the Ebor meeting 3.55pm Sir Henry Cecil speaks briefly The trainer was very hoarse in a short exchange with Derek Thompson on Channel 4. Asked how Frankel's victory made him feel, he replied: "Probably about 20 years better." 3.45pm Result of the Juddmonte International 1 Frankel 1-10 2 Farhh 10-1 3 St Nicholas Abbey 5-1 Chris Cook: The Ballydoyle pacemakers put the pace to the race, tracked by Bullet Train with St Nicholas Abbey and Farhh a couple of lengths behind him. Frankel was settled towards the back. At the turn for home, Tom Queally brought Frankel over to the stands' side to track St Nicholas Abbey and it was not long before he was loping past his main rival and clear. Though he was pushed out in the final half-furlong, he had sauntered clear without evident effort. The winning margin was seven lengths with a nose between second and third. The cheers are now raining ...
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Estimate puts on diamond style at Ascot
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
John Gosden and William Buick teamed up to win three races at Royal Ascot on Friday but even that wasn't enough to claim the honours.
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Goodwood May Festival Day 3: Moon shines - and so do Observer tips
Bognor Regis Observer - almost 5 years
Sea Moon survived a big scare to win the Tapster Stakes on the final day of Goodwood’s May festival - helping make it another good day for punters who follow our tips on this website. The Sir Michael Stoute star was one of three winners tipped on this site on Saturday morning - giving 10 wins from 21 races over the three days, an impressive strike rate. But Ryan Moore had it far from all his own way on the 2/7 favourite, whose record of third place in last year’s St Leger and a Breeders’ Cup Turf runner-up spot frightened off plenty of potential rivals to leave a field of just four. Moore set off at a sedate pace, with Cill Rialaig for company, and the Hughie Morrison-trained mare proved hard to shake off and was upsides three furlongs out. But Moore, on the Khalid Abdullah-owned colt, was soon back in control, only for Dandino to pose a serious challenge in the Southern Daily Echo-sponsored race. Hayley Turner’s mount looked to head the market leader over a furlong out, but Sea M ...
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Goodwood May Festival: Royal Ascot likely for Cocked Hat Stakes winner
Bognor Regis Observer - almost 5 years
Trainer John Gosden, jockey William Buick and owner Bjorn Nielsen teamed up for success in Goodwood’s Cocked Hat Stakes for the second year running.
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William Buick optimistic about Fencing and The Fugue’s future after their stellar performances at Newmarket
Bettor - almost 5 years
William Buick optimistic about Fencing and The Fugue’s future after their stellar performances at Newmarket William Buick, a retained jockey for trainer John Gosden thinks great things are to come for Gosden’s stable as the runners demonstrated their true potential at Newmarket in the Classics. William Buick mounted Fencing, the chestnut colt, in the Group 1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas Stakes (204th Running) (British Champions Series) at Newmarket on 5th May, 2012, and led him to a finish in sixth...
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Horses For Courses: Moore ready to win back crown
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
Guineas weekend is upon us with the Flat season now well and truly in full swing. The champion jockeys race is gradually starting to take shape and is this the year when Ryan Moore finally lands his fourth title? The signs, so far, are yes. Saying “finally” could be perceived as being a bit harsh for it is only three years since Moore was last crowned champion jockey in 2009. His 174 winners chalked up that season made it back-to-back championships and it was his third in four years with his first title coming in 2006. In between Seb Sanders and Jamie Spencer shared the title after an epic battle in 2007 but when Moore regained the crown the following year and defended it successfully in 2009, the general consensus was that we were looking at a Flat jockeys’ Tony McCoy and a forthcoming spell of dominance. That hasn’t proved the case due to two main factors – injury and a certain Paul Hanagan – but the early signs are that Moore is now ready to regain his crown. Leader At the s ...
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Doncaster Racecourse: Bets and band at Town Moor
South Yorkshire Times - almost 5 years
DONCASTER Racecourse stages its second consecutive Saturday evening meeting at Town Moor this weekend with the first race at 5.50pm. The fully-sponsored programme opens with The crownhotel-bawtry.com Apprentice Handicap Stakes and also features The firstsecurity.co.uk Conditions Stakes, The freebets.co.uk Handicap Stakes, The Polypipe Maiden Stakes, The Sheffield Insulations Maiden Stakes and The attheraces.com Exclusive William Buick Blog Handicap Stakes. The title of the latter race – which is held over the Ladbrokes St Leger distance – refers to the blog on At The Races by William Buick, the S. Leger-winning jockey for the past two years. At the conclusion of racing, The BUDO Big Band will play a mixture of big band swing and Rat Pack classics on the Champagne Lawn. The giant screen opposite the main stands will enable racegoers to see all of the action. A shuttle bus service will run from the railway station.
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Designers' Show House Showcases Pewabic Tile
Wyandotte Patch - almost 5 years
Soon, the Junior League of Detroit (JLD) will open the doors to its 2012 Designers’ Show House, located at 22 Webber Place in Grosse Pointe Shores. The massive 10,304-square-foot house, which was built in 1928 as the home of Oscar Webber, nephew of Joseph L. Hudson, is undergoing a magical transformation, thanks to design specialists who hail from everywhere from Ferndale, South Lyon, Plymouth, Royal Oak and Birmingham to Rochester, Clinton Township, Grosse Pointe and Troy. For several weeks, dozens of interior designers, painters, electricians, power washers, boutique staff and more have been working at the renowned home, designed by architect Leonard B. Willeke. Open to the public May 5-20, the Show House features seven bedrooms, a third-floor ballroom and hand-carved wood and plaster throughout, to name a few highlights. But one, or I should say, 17, of the most head-turning highlights are the spaces that feature Pewabic tile, showcased in 11 bathrooms and six fireplaces. ...
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Fears for Frankel keeps stable doors closed
Newmarket Journal - almost 5 years
CONCERNS that crowds could overwhelm the Warren Place stable of Sir Henry Cecil to see superstar Frankel has prompted the trainer to not join in with the revival of the Betfair Newmarket Open Day later this year. But Sir Henry said that he still supported the initiative on September 23 and will be present in person at the Rowley Mile during a programme of entertainment involving the town’s best known jockeys and trainers. “I will definitely be open in 2013,” he said. It will be the first time the headquarters of racing has staged such an event for more than a decade - in 1997 it attracted more than 10,000 visitors – and it will be raising money for three local charities – The New Astley Club, Racing Welfare and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Organisers of the open day, which is being sponsored by Betfair, have been boosted by acceptances to join the day from leading trainers including Sir Michael Stoute, Michael Bell, Luca Cumani and Jeremy Noseda. Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley pre-trai ...
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Trumpet hitting the right note for Guineas
Newmarket Journal - almost 5 years
TRUMPET Major put himself in the frame for next month’s Qipco 2000 Guineas after running out an impressive winner of the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Thursday. Despite conceding weight all round to his 11 rivals, the Richard Hannon-trained three year old showed a superb turn of foot when it mattered under jockey Ryan Moore before running out a decisive five-length winner of the Group Three contest. Trumpet Major’s win was to form the final leg of a 132-1 treble for the Marlborough handler, which was supported by wins for Tassel in the opening five-furlong maiden, and Rougement’s hard-fought victory in the £250,000 Tattersalls Millions three year old trophy. Dual Champion Stakes hero Twice Over had to settle for second best on his seasonal reappearance in the Group Three Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes. Third in the same race three years ago, the seven year old, trained in town by Sir Henry Cecil, had to settle for minor honours after ...
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On the Case-Megaupload's right to counsel from Quinn Emanuel
Reuters.com - almost 5 years
April 13 (Reuters) - At Friday's hearing in the U.S. Justice Department's criminal copyright case against Megaupload, Paul Brinkman and William Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan appeared on behalf of the shuttered file-sharing site, Megaupload, according to my Reuters colleague Jeremy Pelofsky, who attended the Alexandria, Va., federal court session.
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Put two ticks in Leger plus column - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
If you'd told me a few years ago that my first two rides in the St Leger would both the winners, I'd have thought you were crazy. But, after Arctic Cosmos 12 months ago, MASKED MARVEL was a really impressive winner at
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Gosden grabs glory with Classic double - Newmarket Journal
Google News - over 5 years
CLASSIC TRIUMPH: William Buick punches the air after steering Masked Marvel to victory in Saturday's Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster for trainer John Gosden. Picture by Trevor Jones Thoroughbred Photography NEWMARKET trainer John Gosden was all smiles
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Masked Marvel sets stakes record - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
The 3-year-old son of Montjeu provided trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick with their second consecutive winner in Britain's oldest classic race. The pair teamed up in 2010 to take the race with Arctic Cosmos. It was the fourth St. Leger win
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William Buick
  • 2015
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    He later signed a two-month contract to ride in Japan in January and February 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Buick's two other Group 1 victories came in the Gran Premio di Milano aboard Earl of Tinsdal in Italy and in the Nunthorpe Stakes during the Ebor Festival at York aboard the Australian mare Ortensia, on whom he also won the King George Stakes at Goodwood that year. Buick brought Ortensia from what looked like an impossible position two furlongs out, to win by a neck from Spirit Quartz. Buick finished a successful year with well over 100 winners and in near contention at the top of the flat jockeys championship.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    Nathaniel, on whom Buick had won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2011, was bidding to become the third horse in history to win the race back to back after a successful seasonal debut in the Eclipse Stakes two weeks prior.
    More Details Hide Details However, after a close photo finish between the 2011 winner Nathaniel and the 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream, the latter prevailed on the bob of a head. The day after the King George, Buick steered the sister of Nathaniel, Great Heavens, to Group 1 success in Ireland in the Irish Oaks on his 24th birthday, making that Buick's fifth Group 1 victory of the year. His other Group 1 victory in Ireland, came on Izzi Top in the Pretty Polly Stakes, on whom he also won the Prix Jean Romanet in France later that year.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Buick’s also won a second successive St Leger with victory on Masked Marvel on what was just his second ride in the race. In 2012, Buick won nine Group 1 races across the globe. One of which came in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot aboard Fallen For You, where he completed a treble after he won the Albany Stakes aboard Newfangled and the Wolfreton Handicap with Gatewood on day four of the royal meeting. Buick said: "It's fantastic - these are the days that jockeys dream of. Just to have a horse that runs well at Royal Ascot is very good. To have a winner is fantastic and to have three winners in one day is really amazing." He went away from Royal Ascot with five winners in total.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    After a successful start to his career as stable jockey to John Gosden in 2010, Buick was tipped by many to challenge for the flat jockeys championship in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details However, with the Horseman’s Group having set prize-money tariffs specifying the minimum amount of prize-money racecourses should offer for each type of race, Gosden was one of a number of trainers to agree to a boycott of ‘under-tariff’ races, a stance that led Buick to comment "It’s going to affect me, but I totally agree with it. Something has to be done about it and that’s the only way it’s going to be done, by people not running their horses." Nevertheless, Buick was able to ride a century of winners in Britain in a calendar year for the first time and, for the second year running, was successful in five Group 1 contests worldwide. The first of these was a success on Nathaniel in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July. Nathaniel had already given Buick the second Royal Ascot victory of his career in the King Group 2 Edward VII Stakes (quickly followed by Beachfire later that day in the Wolferton handicap) earlier in the season.
    Buick and Gosden were to enjoy further Group 1 success together in 2010, with victory in the Arlington Million (Debussy) in August followed by St Leger victory for Arctic Cosmos at Doncaster, giving Buick a maiden Classic success and Gosden a third St Leger victory (Shantou in 1996 and Lucarno in 2007).
    More Details Hide Details After the win, Buick said "To be standing here is very special. To win a Classic is what every jockey wants to do and it has been my dream since I came into racing". Buick also forged a prolific partnership with the top-class, David Simcock-trained two-year-old Dream Ahead, winning the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville (giving Buick a first Group 1 success in France) and the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. However, the year ended badly for Buick, as he was forced to spend New Year’s eve in hospital having suffered two falls the day before at Meydan racecourse in Dubai. Having initially thought to have been lucky to escape injury as no bones were broken, he was found to have bleeding on the brain and, after a week’s stay in hospital, was forced to sit on the sidelines for six weeks before returning to race-riding.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After the race, Gosden commented on the appointment of Buick. "Yes, it is good to be vindicated straightaway. I like his style, I like his intelligence, I like his balance."
  • 2009
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His first group race victory was in the St. Simon Stakes. His first group one race victory was in the E. P. Taylor Stakes aboard Lahaleeb. In 2010 he was hired by John Gosden as his stable jockey and won his second group one in the Dubai Sheema Classic. He is currently hired by Godolphin Racing.
  • 2007
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details While Buick had the advantage of a full season’s experience (which had included a first victory at Royal Ascot on Dark Missile in the Wokingham Stakes), Probert had the advantage of a 5 lbs claim and the race for the title went all the way to the final day of the season, with both riders finishing on 50 winners. For the second year running, Buick was named Apprentice Jockey of the Year at the British horseracing awards ceremony, the Lesters, making him the only rider to receive the accolade on two occasions. In January 2010, Buick was offered the role of stable jockey to the powerful yard of Newmarket-based trainer John Gosden.
  • 2006
    Age 18
    Buick’s first win came on the Paul D’Arcy trained Bank On Benny at Salisbury on 27 September 2006 and by the end of the year he had ridden ten winners, leading Ian Balding to say "without question he is the best apprentice we have ever had."
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Tiny Tim’s trainer Andrew Balding later said "We had to be a little careful and hold him back a little, because he was so small. But he had a knack of settling horses and by the time he had his first ride we could see he was very talented." Before Buick’s first ride on Tiny Tim, the former Classic-winning trainer Ian Balding had struck a bet with the Tote at 500-1 on Buick becoming champion jockey before the year 2020.
  • 1988
    Age 0
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He has two younger brothers called Martin and Andrew. Buick was riding horses from a young age and used to ride out in the mornings before going to school. He later recalled "I didn’t go much (to school). I rode out most mornings and was always late. My mum wasn’t too keen but my dad said that if it was what I wanted, crack on." Fluent in Norwegian, Danish, English and German, Buick was a regular visitor to the UK, where he spent summer holidays riding out for trainers Reg Hollinshead, Marcus Tregoning and Andrew Balding. After completing his education abroad, he joined Balding as an apprentice jockey.
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