Shaun Bridgmohan
Jockey Bios

Shaun Bridgmohan

Born: June 24, 1979 in Spanish Town, Jamaica

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 172

Stakes Wins: 11

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2000 Carter at Aqueduct on Brutally Frank

First Stakes Win: 1998 Next Move (G3) at Aqueduct on Panama Canal

First Graded Stakes Win: 1998 Next Move (G3) at Aqueduct on Panama Canal

First Career Win: Sept. 4, 1997, at Calder on Glitter Lad

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass


Year

Horse

Finish

2018 Zing Zang 9th

2013

My Name Is Michael

7th

2012

Scatman

9th

2008

Pyro

10th

At Keeneland


Rode Something Extra to win the 2015 Shakertown (G3) during the Spring Meet.

Rode Room Service to win the 2014 Central Bank Ashland (G1) in a dead heat with Rosalind.

Won three races on Oct. 19, 2014, during the Fall Meet.

Won the 2010 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1) with J. B.’s Thunder.

First Keeneland win came during the 2003 Fall Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2005 Lexus Raven Run (G2) on For All We Know.

Career


Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1998.

North American career earnings exceed $132 million with 3,176 wins through Dec. 4, 2018.

2017 earnings were $3,336,899 with 93 wins, including the Arlington Classic (G3) with Cowboy Culture.

Scored the 3,000th win of his career April 1, 2017, at Fair Grounds when he won the first race on Inveniam Viam.

2016 earnings were $3,665,064 with 84 wins, including the Cardinal (G3) with Cash Control.

2015 earnings were $5,457,423 with 100 victories, including the Stephen Foster (G1) aboard Noble Bird and the Chilukki (G2) on Spelling Again.

2014 earnings were $5,979,838 with 137 wins, including the American Oaks (G1) and Keeneland's Central Bank Ashland (G1) (in a dead heat) on Room Service.

Became 11th jockey to win six races in a single day in New York when he won with six of nine mounts on Feb. 15, 1998.

 

Background


Shaun’s family moved to Florida from Jamaica when he was 10. His father, Gerald, was a big racing fan and used to take Shaun to the race track. While still a 16-year-old high school student, he started working at the track as a groom and a hotwalker and then as an exercise rider.

His first jobs were with trainers Anthony Peccoraro and Oliver Edwards.

Initially, he worked on Saturdays and Sundays, and once he started galloping horses, he went to the track in the mornings before school began as well as on the weekends. But his father insisted he finish high school before he could become a jockey.

His brother, Jermaine, is also a successful rider.