Harry Bentley Summary
Harry Bentley has ridden at least 50 winners in each of the past six seasons. And in addition to his success in Britain, the 28-year-old can often be found riding winners on foreign shores during the winter.
He won the Qatar Derby on Dunday in 2013 and three weeks later rode a six-timer at Doha before being crowned champion there.
Brought up in West Sussex, he was initially apprentice to trainer Gary Moore for whom he rode his first winner in January 2010.
He was soon catching the eye further afield and in 2013 he became second jockey to Sheikh Fahad al Thani’s Qatar Racing operation and retained rider to trainer Olly Stevens.
His breakthrough in the Series came two years later when he partnered the rapid Limato to a commanding win in the 2016 Group 1 Darley July Cup for trainer Henry Candy. The pair went on to gain further Group 1 success in the Prix De La Foret on Arc day in the same year.
The combination also finished second the following year behind Harry Angel. Bentley won five races on Limato before he was retired.