From Thoroughbred Daily News
Doyle & BuickGodolphin has signed British-based jockeys James Doyle and William Buick as retained riders for 2015. Doyle, who was contracted to Juddmonte Farm in 2014 and rode the likes of Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Noble Mission (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) to Group 1 victories, will be first jockey to Saeed bin Suroor while Buick, previously employed by John Gosden, will be first choice for Charlie Appleby. Both jockeys will interlink with each yard and cross over when commitments allow, and they will also ride Godolphin horses with other trainers in the UK. Both jockeys will also ride Godolphin horses stabled in Ireland, France, America, Australia and Japan when required. Their contracts will begin with the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival. Mickael Barzalona will continue to ride for Godolphin in France. Silvestre de Sousa’s contract has not been renewed.

“This is a great arrangement,” said bin Suroor. “I have already had success with both James and William. James has ridden group horses for me this year and has proved himself on a world stage and I will also have access to William, which is terrific.”

Appleby added, “I honestly could not be happier because I will now be able to use two of the best jockeys in the world. William has global experience at the highest level and worked very closely with me this season. We have already had Group 1 success with Charming Thought in the Middle Park, and having James to call on as well is a massive bonus.”

In another change, horses raced by Princess Haya will now be in the Godolphin blue silks.