04/25/2012 12:12PM

Woodbine: Jermaine Bridgmohan joins jockey colony


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jermaine Bridgmohan, the younger brother of Shaun Bridgmohan and a winner of 543 career races, has moved his tack to Woodbine and is being represented by agent Jack Lauzon.

Bridgmohan had campaigned this winter at the Fair Grounds, where he rode 18 winners, including two for Woodbine-based Malcolm Pierce.

“Malcolm Pierce and Mike McDonald in Florida both recommended that I give Woodbine a shot and I was fortunate to hook up with Jack,” said the 23 year-old Bridgmohan. “I’m looking to have a good meet.”

Bridgmohan, whose immigration status allows him to ride only for American owners, was licensed last Thursday and was exercising horses on the main track the following day.

“It’s one of the nicest Polytracks I’ve been on,” said Bridgmohan, who also has ridden regularly at Arlington.

In his first mount at this meeting, Bridgmohan finished last of 10 with longshot Miss Inclined in the Whimsical.

His only previous try here was memorable, however, as Bridghmohan recorded his 40th career stakes victory with Havelock in the Grade 2 Play the King over seven furlongs of turf last Aug. 28.