Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Buick draws blank in MauritiusHeadlines
William Buick

William Buick was out of luck as the only British rider competing in this year's international jockeys' weekend in Mauritius.

He was part of an impressive Rest of the World team including Christophe Soumillon and Mickael Barzalona, but the star outfit had to settle for last place.

Soumillon lifted a local Group Two event on Saturday but Buick, who was the individual champion last year, never got the opportunity to shine.

He said: "This is my fourth year here. It's been great. Last year was great, because I finally rode a winner. Before that I had come out twice without riding a winner, but then last year I rode three.

"It's fantastic, I enjoy the camaraderie. I'm the only English guy here this year, but I get on well with the French and Mickael (Barzalona) is a good friend of mine - we live next door to each other.

"This is quite an important meeting in the sense that we all work together back home and it's all business, but here you can come and relax together a bit. We have the team thing going and it's a very healthy competition. And it helps you to stay fit, too, after all it's pretty hot out here!"

He added: "I had better horses last year. But it was still a lot of fun and hopefully I can win another race next time."

Barzalona said: "Naturally you always want to ride a winner as the public here are so enthusiastic and really want you to win, but it didn't happen this year for me."

The team prize went to the Southern Hemisphere trio, which included Hugh Bowman, a familiar face in Britain following a spell with Mick Channon.

28 November 2014

Triolo ground concerns for Geraghty
Tank gunning for Drinmore glory
Bradstock takes pride in Coney win
Bailey not keen on Arkle for Ace
Zaidpour steps in for Power play
Guard patrols Newbury heat
Lameness derails Annie Grace bid
Rubi makes handicap return
Jockeys to get compensation boost
Welsh dress Rehearsal for Victors
Irving goes forth in Fifth
December appeal date for Fenton
Upbeat McCoy back for More
Jumping Djak excites Walsh
Gentildonna back for Moore at Tokyo
Mor the merrier for in-form King
The New One going International
Sedgefield jockeys decline appeal
Henderson cool on Simonsig return
Pendra aiming to book Irish ticket
Sacre 'not quite ready' for Sandown
Irving tops Fighting field
Djakadam leads Hennessy hopefuls
George goal for Ferof

27 November 2014

Coney seeks Newbury compensation
Jolly good result for Fry
Karezak takes Newbury test
Meade eyeing Monks return
Uttoxeter being monitored
Fehily answers Unioniste call
Irving fighting fit for Newcastle
Fit-again McCoy rules out landmark
Bobs confirmed for Lexus repeat
King expects Mor from Carraig
Cheltenham foes back on Gold trail
BHA announces prize-money fillip
Grant handed six-month ban
Banned Fenton 'less than truthful'

26 November 2014

McCoy makes winning return
National aim for Wyck
Hand up for Becher challenge
Meade admits Riches ground question
McCoy leaning towards Merry mount
Christmas aim for Owega
Walsh expecting bold Sceaux show
Smith sadness at Mania retirement
Cadeaux among Hong Kong hopefuls
Staying aims for Trev
Retirement for National hero Mania
Fenton lodges ban appeal
Knott found in breach of rules
No stopping Twiston-Davies
Bans for jockeys in flag drama
Djak experience a concern for Walsh
More headlines Long Distance field
Tributes flow for Lady Herries
McCoy returns at Fontwell

25 November 2014

Void race drama at Sedgefield
Colombieres stars in Mullins entry
Bridgwater buoyed by Bolster
Trade ready to storm Hong Kong
Bowe ponders Robin Power play
Apache on the march for Drinmore
Pipe - Stamina key to Bally chance
Sacre not guaranteed for Sandown
Tower 'sore' after Navan spill
Spirit ensures more Henderson woe
Walsh praise for Vautour
Walsh cool on Faugheen odds
Victory team on weather watch
New relief for Twiston-Davies
Nicholls planning dual George raid
Leather in fine form ahead of Cup

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014