07/06/2009 11:00PM

Bridgmohan to miss 4-6 weeks


Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan is expected to miss the next four to six weeks of action after suffering a compressed fracture of a vertebra and a concussion in a spill during training hours Monday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Bridgmohan, 30, was thrown when his mount, a 2-year-old trained by Steve Asmussen, suffered a catastrophic injury just after passing the wire in a workout. The horse had to be euthanized.

Bridgmohan was scheduled to ride at the Saratoga meet that begins July 29 but will be forced to miss the opening part of that meet. He rode 41 winners at the Churchill spring meet that ended Sunday, good for fifth place in the jockey standings.