Harry Bentley
Age: 31
Background:
Brought up in West Sussex, Great Britain, Harry Bentley began his career at the age of 16 as an apprentice to trainer Gary Moore and in January, 2010 he rode his first winner. Since then, Bentley has ridden over 1,000 winners and gained international experience riding in France, Germany, Canada, the United States of America and notably the United Arab Emirates and Qatar where he rose to international prominence as the second retained rider to Sheikh Fahad al Thani’s Qatar Racing operation. In Qatar, Bentley made an immediate impact with victories in the QAT G1 Qatar Derby (2013) and QAT G1 Qatar Gold Cup (2014), not least, in that same season he rode a six-timer at Doha’s Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club and was also crowned Qatar Champion Jockey – the first of his six titles in the jurisdiction. He also twice won the QAT G1 H.H. The Amir Trophy in Qatar aboard The Blue Eye in 2016 and 2018. Bentley has two international Group 1 victories, both aboard crack sprinter Limato in the July Cup at Newmarket and Prix de la Foret at Chantilly. He commenced his Hong Kong career in April, 2021, completing an admirable debut season with five wins from 134 rides, including a feature-race triumph in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy. He returned on a full-season licence for 2021/22 and 2022/23, collecting 25 wins each term.
Achievements:
Qatar Champion Jockey (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 & 2018/19).
Notable wins include:
July Cup (2016 Limato), Prix de la Foret (2016 Limato).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
55 (win strike rate 5.2 %).

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : GB No. of Wins : 33 Total Rides : 315
Stakes won : $49,114,175 No. of 2nds : 25 Win % : 10.48%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 6 No. of 3rds : 25
No. of 4ths : 31

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