William Buick

Winning Epsom Derby Connections Strike Again In King’s Stand; Lady Aurelia Seventh

Lady Aurelia’s bid for a third consecutive victory at the Royal Ascot meet was thwarted Tuesday in the Group 1 King’s Stand stakes. Instead, the winner proved to be Blue Point, a Godolphin-owned horse trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. Those same connections captured the Epsom Derby earlier this month with Masar. […]

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Masar Gives Godolphin First Investec Derby Victory

Charlie Appleby was wreathed in smiles as he became the first trainer to provide Godolphin with an Investec Derby victory in their blue colours after Masar stormed to victory in Epsom Downs this afternoon. The 16/1 shot was always travelling kindly under jockey William Buick and the pair loomed ominously two furlongs from home, as […]

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Wuheida Dominant In First Start Since Breeders’ Cup Victory, Considered For Saratoga’s Diana

Normal service resumed for Charlie Appleby after his sensational four-timer on Saturday when Wuheida proved a class apart from her rivals in Sunday’s Group Two Dahlia Stakes. Wuheida was carrying a 5lb penalty for her Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf success in October but it didn’t prevent her from streaking away from her rivals […]

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Pakistan Star Finally Rises In Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

Hong Kong’s wayward son came of age at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 April), and oh, how the crowd loved it. Pakistan Star smashed his rivals in the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) with a performance of uncomplicated superiority. “He’s blown them all away,” trainer Tony Cruz said after the five-year-old […]

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North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record

The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]

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Gold Town Overpowers Rivals To Take UAE 2000 Guineas

Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was highlighted by the Group 3 US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas sponsored by Al Tayer Motors. Over 1600m on dirt, the classic turned into a procession by Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby-trained Gold Town, who completed a treble on the card for the owners. Fifteen […]

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Odds And Ends: Smith Extends Jockey Lead; Breakthrough Wins For Trainers Miller, Kimmel, Nicks

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 52, extended his lead for all-time Breeders’ Cup World Championship victories in the 14 Hands Juvenile Fillies on Caledonia Road on Saturday to bring his total to 26. John Velazquez was the only rider to win two races on the 13-race Championship program and those two victories gave him […]

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Wuheida Turns The Tables On Rhododendron In Filly & Mare Turf; Lady Eli Seventh

Wuheida (GB) and William Buick held off a late flying Rhododendron (IRE) to persevere in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar on Saturday. The victory gave trainer Charlie Appleby his second win in the Breeders’ Cup, following Outstrip in the 2013 Juvenile Turf. Buick saved ground with Wuheida in […]

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Jockey Buick Makes Successful Return From Injury At Ascot

William Buick made a winning comeback from injury when making all the running on Blue Point in the John Guest Bengough Stakes at Ascot. Absent since fracturing his T12 vertebra in a fall from the ill-fated Permian at Arlington Park in August, Buick wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet. With no apparent pace […]

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Buick Suffers Fractured Vertebrae In Arlington Spill; No Surgery Required, Jockey ‘In Great Spirits’

Jockey William Buick was aboard the Mark Johnston-trained Permian in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park when the colt suffered a fatal breakdown shortly after the wire. Buick, conscious but in pain, was loaded onto an ambulance and taken to Northwest Community Hospital, and according to racingpost.com he was diagnosed with a fractured T-12 […]

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