Jamaican-American Jockey Wins 3,000th Race

Shaun Bridgmohan Jamaican Jockey Wins 3000th Race

Shaun Bridgmohan, 37, a native of Spanish Town, achieved his 3,000 win at Faire Ground Race Course & Slots while riding the horse Inveniam Viam of Allied Racing Stable’s. Brad Cox is the horse’s trainer. The win came in the first race of the day at Fair Grounds. Bridgmohan’s first racing victory was in August of 1997 at Calder Race Course. He has ridden the Grade I horses Pyro, Noble Bird, Room Service, J.B.’s Thunder, Majesticperfection, Kodiak Kowboy, Peeping Tom, Brutally Frank, Evening Attire, Alexander Tango, Volponi, Midnight Lute, Giant Oak, Appealing Zophie and Student Council. He has been victorious at 93 graded stakes, including 16 at Grade I. Bridgmohan won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey in 1996 and took second place at the Kentucky Derby on Commanding Curve in 2014. He also placed in the Breeders’ Cup race four times. Over his whole career, Bridgmohan enjoyed a strike rate just above 15 percent, finishing in the money 42 percent of the time. His career earnings are close to $126 million. Speaking of his 3,000th win, Bridgmohan said it felt “really good,” especially because it was for trainer Cox.

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