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 are nearing $135 million with 3,223 wins as of June 17, 2019.

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

Click here for his Equibase career record.

 

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.