William Buick

International G1 Winner Hawkbill Retired

Hawkbill, one of the most popular horses to carry Godolphin’s royal blue colors, has been retired after a highly successful racing career. The son of Kitten’s Joy won 10 of his 24 starts and raced in six countries over four seasons stretching from 2015. Charlie Appleby, his trainer, paid warm tribute to the bold-running 6-year-old, […]

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Appleby Eyes Breeders’ Cup With Prix De L’Opera Winner Wild Illusion

Trainer Charlie Appleby won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf with Wuheida, and he’d like to repeat the effort this year with the Godolphin-owned Wild Illusion. On Sunday, the Dubawi filly and jockey William Buick won the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp for the second consecutive year, and with it earned an expenses-paid […]

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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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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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