William Buick 'deeply regrets actions' after losing appeal to overturn ban

William Buick
Buick was disqualified from ninth and placed last for causing the fall of Pierre-Charles Boudet's mount Armande

Jockey William Buick says he "deeply regrets his actions" after he lost an appeal against a 30-day ban for an incident in the French Oaks.

Buick, on Highlands Queen, was adjudged to have caused the fall of Pierre-Charles Boudet's mount Armande and given a 15-day suspension.

The Godolphin jockey was also give an extra 15 days for being offensive to the officials.

An appeal board in France upheld the ban with Buick sidelined from 3 July.

Buick, 27, will miss a string of big races including the Irish Oaks and King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, as well as Glorious Goodwood.

"I deeply regret my actions and will not repeat this again," he said.

"I acted in the heat of the moment through frustration and I am very remorseful that I will miss an important period of the season."

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