After Torrid Week, Shaun Bridgmohan Sprints to Top of Fair Grounds “Jockey Standings”

(Shaun Bridgmohan / Photo Courtesy of Blood-Horse)

Last week was a good week for rider Shaun Bridgmohan. It was a good week to be Shaun Bridgmohan. And, it was a good week to own a horse ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan.

In the first seven days of 2018, the 1998 Eclipse Award winner for “Outstanding Apprentice Jockey” has ridden 23 different horses. He has won with 8 of those, with four seconds and 1 third. And, he has amassed a total of $155,250 in purses. That averages out to $6,750 per start.

Not a bad week.

And, as a result, Shaun Bridgmohan has trampolined all the way to the top of the current Jockey Standings at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

Going into this Thursday’s card, Bridgmohan has now had 31 winners, 12 seconds and 12 thirds in 107 mounts. His horses have earned a whopping $855,357 since the beginning of the current meet, which began back in November of 2017. And, his winning percentage has jumped to .29%.

Just one win behind, in second spot, is Miguel Mean, who has 30 wins, 23 seconds and 22 thirds in nearly 60 more rides. Mitchell Murrill, another hot jock riding in New Orleans, is third with 24 wins.

Perhaps the hottest rider in the colony, though, is Joe Bravo. In only 64 mounts, “Jersey Joe” — who has made most of his name and game along the Jersey shore and at racetracks like Monmouth and The Meadowlands — has put together an impressive record of 19-8-9 in those 64 rides. His win percentage is sitting at .30%, and his horses have been “In The Money” on .56% of the time.

Here is a closer look at the Top 25:

1Shaun Bridgmohan107311212$855,35729%5551%
2Miguel Mena169302322$815,04818%7544%
3Mitchell Murrill177242127$659,80014%7241%
4Corey J. Lanerie137142030$620,10010%6447%
5Joe Bravo641989$573,86530%3656%
6Colby J. Hernandez121181915$510,83015%5243%
7James Graham11414169$502,57112%3934%
8Jose Valdivia, Jr.128111516$480,9459%4233%
9Florent Geroux96121814$445,92013%4446%
10Adam Beschizza92191517$444,18021%5155%
11Marcelino Pedroza13015179$362,24012%4132%
12Gabriel Saez921278$342,76013%2729%
13Chantal Sutherland135111713$342,5248%4130%
14Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.7811510$333,91514%2633%
15Robby Albarado9971111$298,7007%2929%
16Jack Gilligan766910$188,6808%2533%
17Diego Saenz6212$183,63833%583%
18Sophie Doyle66778$172,68011%2233%
19Jamie Theriot67647$160,4809%1725%
20Jose Riquelme665115$145,5608%2132%
21Aubrie Green54769$127,24013%2241%
22Christopher A. Emigh48593$112,93010%1735%
23Declan Cannon29115$79,2603%724%
24Edgar Morales54344$74,8006%1120%
25Carlos D. Lugo24111$37,3104%313%

I think we’re all pleased.  Naturally, winning would have been the only thing that would have been better, but he ran well and he galloped out well.  He took a lot of dirt and was very professional.  He was much more seasoned today and did everything right.  He was the perfect gentleman and just much better behaved today. We’ve got to think about (the Kentucky Derby) he ran well enough and galloped out good enough that we’ve got to take everything into consideration but we’re not going to rule anything out at this point.”

Bill Mott, Trainer of Hofburg, who ran 2nd in Florida Derby
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