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Bridgmohan to Miss Remainder of Fair Grounds Meet

Shaun Bridgmohan
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Bridgmohan to Miss Remainder of Fair Grounds Meet

Jockey suffered broken collarbone March 5 in Mardi Gras Stakes spill.

Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan confirmed via Twitter that he will miss the remainder of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet, which concludes March 24.

According to his agent, Anthony Martin, Bridgmohan, 39, suffered a broken right collarbone after being unseated from his mount, Oxford Comma, in midstretch of the Mardi Gras Stakes March 5. Oxford Comma was vanned off and humanely euthanized. “He’ll [Bridgmohan] see the orthopedic doctor tomorrow, and he’ll go for surgery on Friday,” Martin said. “I think four to six weeks is the recovery time.”

 

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Shaun Bridgmohan Lands Career Win 3,000

Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan joined an elite group on Saturday, April 1st, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The 37-year-old Spanish Town, Jamaica, native earned his 3,000th victory when   guiding Allied Racing Stable’s Brad Cox-trained Inveniam Viam to victory in the day’s first race.

Bridgmohan earned his first win in August of 1997 at Calder Race Course and has ridden the likes of Grade I horses PyroNoble BirdRoom ServiceJ. B.’s ThunderMajesticperfectionKodiak KowboyPeeping TomBrutally FrankEvening AttireAlexander TangoVolponiMidnight LuteGiant Oak,Appealing Zophieand Student Council. Bridgmohan has won 93 graded stakes, including 16 at the Grade I level

In 1998, Bridgmohan won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey and in 2014 was second in the Kentucky Derby with Commanding Curve, while also placing in Breeders’ Cup race four times. In his career he boasts just above a 15% strike rate, while finishing in the money 42% of the time, with career earnings approaching $126 million.

“This one feels really good,” Bridgmohan said. “Especially to do it for a trainer I’ve had a really great meet with. To get to that point means a lot. The day started off good and hopefully it carries through.”

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