William Buick


Champion Flat Racing Jockey

William Buick

William Buick was born in Norway in 1988 and is fluent in English, Norwegian, Danish and German and holds both Danish and British citizenship. His father, Walter was a champion jockey for eight years in Norway drawing comparisons with Frankie Dettori.

From a young age William was interested in racing and that interest culminated in a position with major league trainer Andrew Balding where he rode his first winner in 2006. In 2007 and 2008 he was Champion Apprentice and soon scored a position with the internationally renowned trainer John Gosden.



The impact was immediate when they won the £3 million Dubai Sheema Classic and since then William has won big races around the world including:

The Arlington Million, Chicago
The Prix Morny, Deauville
The King George, Ascot
The Irish Oaks
The Yorkshire Oaks
The Irish Champion Stakes
In 2015 William signed to ride for The Godolphin Stable and success was again immediate when he won The Dubai World Cup on Prince Bishop.

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William Buick has hailed his victory aboard Masar in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday as the greatest moment of his career to date.

Although the 29-year-old has tasted victory at the top level across the world, he has placed his success aboard the Charlie Appleby-trained son of New Approach at the top of the pile.

“It’s something really special to win the Derby,” he said. “It’s the pinnacle of the sport, the holy grail, the be-all-and-end-all, the everything. It means the absolute world to me.”


Victory in the Group One prize was not just a long-held ambition for Buick, it was also a day that Masar’s groom Said Bahadar had been dreaming would come true for his pride and joy.

He said: “The last two furlongs he was still on the bridle and I thought, ‘Oh my God, he is going to win the Derby’.”

“After he won the Derby I was over the moon. It was a dream come true that was the important thing.”


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