Jockey Harry Bentley is currently enjoying another successful winter season in Dubai, where he started out in fine style with a treble at Meydan’s first meeting of the season there last month, landing the last three races.
With winners and places continuing to flow, he seems certain to beat last season’s tally there of ten wins in the winter campaign. He had previously notched up 17 victories in 2010 as a claimer.
The treble this winter included the feature one-mile conditions race on Barbecue Eddie,trained by Doug Watson.
Harry (20) is attached to the yard of champion trainer Al Raihe this year for the first time and his first leg of the treble was on board Al Raihe’s Rochdale.
He has also been signed up by Sheikh Fahad al Thani as retained jockey for Pearl Bloodstock, and back in England for the 2013 Flat season he will be riding for Ollie and Hetta Stevens in their first term at Robins Farm Stables, near Chiddingfold.
Harry, who lost his claim on the Flat during 2012, comes from an equestrian family with his parents John and Amanda, who live in Storrington, West Sussex, supporting him all the way.
In Britain during the 2012 Flat season he rode 31 winners had 80 placed horses.