William Buick was born in Norway on July 22nd 1988. Son of Walter Buick an eight time champion jockey in Scandinavia.Apprenticed to trainer Andrew Balding, William rode his first winner in September 2006. He tied for the apprentice championship in 2008 with David Probert another apprentice in Andrew Balding's yard. In his career to date he has ridden 245 winners, At the start of 2010 Buick left Andrew Balding to take up the position as retained jockey to John Gosden's Newmarket yard. The partnership got off to a great start when Buick rode the Gosden trained Dar Re Mi to win the Dubai Sheema Classic (GpI) on Dubai World Cup night and later that season won the Arlington Million aboard Debussy.