Shaun Bridgmohan

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Shaun Bridgmohan
OccupationJockey
BornJune 24, 1979
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Career wins3,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Gravesend Handicap (1998)
Gotham Stakes (1999)
Carter Handicap (2000, 2001)
Bowling Green Handicap (2000, 2002)
Toboggan Handicap (2000, 2001)
Queens County Handicap (2001)
Aqueduct Handicap (2002)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (2002)
Poker Handicap (2002, 2004)
Red Smith Handicap (2002)
Cicada Stakes (2003)
Comely Stakes (2003)
Hill Prince Stakes (2003)
First Flight Handicap (2004)
Jerome Handicap (2004)
Arlington Oaks (2005)
Dogwood Stakes (2005)
Pucker Up Stakes (2005)
Spinaway Stakes (2006)
Garden City Handicap (2007)
Forego Handicap (2007)
Saratoga Special Stakes (2007)
Jefferson Cup Stakes (2007)
West Virginia Derby (2007)
Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes (2008)
Louisiana Derby (2008)
Northern Dancer Stakes (2008)
Pimlico Special (2008)
Gannon Cup (2008)
Risen Star Stakes (2008)
Lecomte Stakes (2008)
Ack Ack Handicap (2005, 2008)
West Virginia Governor's Stakes (2008)
Cigar Mile Handicap (2009)
Louisiana Handicap (2010)
Donn Handicap (2011)
Black Gold Stakes (2013)
Racing awards
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey (1998)
Significant horses
Volponi, Evening Attire, Midnight Lute, Pyro, Giant Oak

Shaun Xavier Bridgmohan (born June 24, 1979 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.

At age thirteen, Bridgmohan's family emigrated to the United States, settling in South Florida where he developed an interest in horse racing. Before becoming a jockey, and while still in school, he worked at a Florida racetrack as a hot walker, groom, and as an exercise rider. After graduating from high school he pursued a riding career and in August 1997 earned his first win at Calder Race Course. Six months later on February 15, 1998 he won six races on a single card at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York, finishing 1998, which was his breakout year, as the winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. On December 22, 2007 he again won six races on a single card, this time at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. On April 1, 2017 he recorded his 3,000th win.[1]

Horses ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan[edit]

Gaff in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap at Gulfstream Park.[2] On Thin Ice in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Handicap[2] Doctor Decherd in the $125,000 Aventura Stakes[2]

References to Shaun Bridgmohan in popular culture[edit]

Bridgmohan was mentioned in the rap song "Fake Patois" by Das Racist, with the line "What you know about Shaun Bridgmohan?/What you know about Shaun Bridgmohan?/First Jamaican in the Kentucky Derby./First Jamaican in the Kentucky Derby." Bridgmohan was also referenced in the song "Shorty Said" by Das Racist, with the group saying that "Shorty said I look like Shaun Bridgmohan."

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 33
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 50
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 17
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 25
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 26
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 18
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 29
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 25
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 17
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 31
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 21
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 36
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 25
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 21
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2014 33
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2015 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaun Bridgmohan | Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing and Sales". www.keeneland.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  2. ^ a b c winning rides

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