09/14/2011 2:37PM

Kentucky-based jockeys Bridgmohan, Creed sidelined with injuries


Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan underwent surgery Wednesday morning for a broken collarbone sustained in a one-horse spill aboard Formaggio in the Kentucky Cup Turf last Saturday at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky.

Bridgmohan’s agent, Anthony Martin, said the 32-year-old jockey was having a plate and pin inserted in his left collarbone at Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville.

Bridgmohan was up on his feet just seconds after Formaggio fell with about five furlongs remaining in the 1 1/2-mile race. No other horses or jockeys were involved.

Bridgmohan, a native of Jamaica, has won 2,260 races for mount earnings of more than $94 million.

Meanwhile, Formaggio suffered numerous cuts, most notably to his right hind heel, and will be out about three months, said his trainer, David Carroll. Formaggio ran into the vast infield after falling and could not be caught for nearly 10 minutes. The 4-year-old Formaggio has won 3 of 13 starts.

Creed recuperating from pelvis injury

Jockey Ben Creed is expected to be sidelined until mid-October after sustaining a hairline fracture of his pelvis when kicked by a horse in the paddock during the final weekend of the Ellis Park meet. Creed suffered the injury, which did not require surgery, when attempting to get aboard a 2-year-old filly named Soft Whisper before the fifth race on Sept. 2.

Creed’s agent, Jamie Fowler, said he hopes the 28-year-old jockey will be back midway through the Keeneland meet, which runs Oct. 7-29. Creed was the leading rider at the 2011 winter-spring meet and the 2009 holiday meet at Turfway.

Apprentice off to strong start at Turfway

Apprentice Roberto Morales has surged to the top of the fall-meet jockey standings at Turfway by riding 10 winners on the first four programs, including a four-win day Sunday.

Morales, 21, is a Puerto Rico native who came to the United States last winter and began riding at Gulfstream and Calder before moving to Kentucky in late June.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Contreras also posted a four-win day on Saturday, accounting for his entire win total going into Thursday action.

◗ The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Downs will raffle off four $1,000 college scholarships during the seven-race Saturday program, which will feature the $50,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward. Registration for the raffle is free for eligible students.