Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan joined an elite group on Saturday 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 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. 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.”