Veteran jockey Shaun Bridgmohan
achieved the 2,000 career win milestone aboard Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Outfitter,
conditioned by Eclipse Award winning trainer Steve Asmussen, in
Saturday’s first race at Fair Grounds.
“It’s a relief,” said Bridgmohan in
winner’s circle ceremonies. “I’ve been looking forward to it for awhile now and
it felt good to finally get it out of the way. I’d also like to thank Steve
(Asmussen, his primary employer) for giving me so many good horses to
ride. He’s always shown a lot of faith in me and I really appreciate his
support. He’s been a tremendous boost to my career.”
Bridgmohan achieved success almost
immediately at the beginning of his career on the New York
circuit and was the nation’s Eclipse Award winning apprentice jockey in 1998.
He is currently a close third in the Fair Grounds standings behind leading
rider James Graham and current runner-up Jamie Theriot.