The son of a jockey, Belgian-born Gregory Benoist followed in the family footsteps and started life in the saddle as an apprentice to Jean-Marc Cappite in south-eastern France.
He enjoyed a first Group success in November, 2009, at Maisons-Laffitte as Lixirova, owned by silver screen legend Omar Sharif, won the Prix Miesque.
Benoist was appointed second jockey to owner Gerard Augustin-Normand in 2011 and enjoyed an excellent first ride in a British Classic at Newmarket in May 2012 when coming home third on Hermival in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas
He rode his first Group 1 winner in 2013 when partnering Ectot to win the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud for trainer Ellie Lelouche.
In 2016 he enjoyed QIPCO British champions Series glory aboard Qemah in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
QIPCO British Champions Series Victories
BCS Career statistics
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