Maxime Guyon was born in the town of Laval, Mayenne, North West France. His family had little connection with racing, although his mother worked in a PMU bar-tabac.
He has established himself as the one of the brightest talents in France and his Group 1 wins include the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (2009 Cavalryman, 2011 Meandre), Prix de l’Opera (2009 Shalanaya), Prix Ganay (2010 Cutlass Bay), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2010 Lope De Vega), Prix du Jockey Club (2010 Loup de Vega), Prix de Diane (2011 Golden Lilac), Prix Jean Prat (2011 Mutual Trust) and the Prix Jean Romanet (2011 Announce)
Guyon first came to the attention of British racegoers when winning the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2010 on Byword, which was also his first winner in Britain on his first ride.
In 2015, he partnered Solow to three Group 1 successes in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO on British Champions Day.