04/01/2017 2:16PM

Bridgmohan gets 3,000th winner of career

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Barbara D. Livingston
Shaun Bridgmohan has ridden since 1997.

NEW ORLEANS – Shaun Bridgmohan won the 3,000th race of his career Saturday at Fair Grounds when he guided Inveniam Viam to a decisive victory in the first race.

“Yeah, that’s a lot of wins,” Bridgmohan said. “Thankfully, I’ve had a lot of good trainers and owners that stood behind me and got me to that point, so I’m very gratified for the opportunity that was presented me.”

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Bridgmohan, a native of Jamaica, became the 175th jockey to hit the 3,000-win plateau. Bridgmohan began riding in 1997 and for a time was a fixture on the New York circuit before carving out another solid place on the Kentucky-Fair Grounds circuit in recent years. Bridgmohan has ridden 52 winners this meet and is fifth in the jockey standings.

“I had a slow year last year and I came here and things have really gone in the right direction,” Bridgmohan said.