By Ryan Martin
Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan confirmed via Twitter that he will miss the remainder of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots 2018-19 meet, which concludes March 24.
According to his agent Anthony Martin, Bridgmohan, 39, suffered a broken right collarbone after being unseated from his mount Oxford Comma in mid-stretch of Saturday’s Mardi Gras Stakes. Oxford Comma was vanned off and humanely euthanized.
“He’ll see the orthopedic doctor tomorrow and he’ll go for surgery on Friday,” Martin said. “I think four to six weeks is the recovery time so that’s where we’re at right now.”
At the time of his injury, Bridgmohan, who won the 2017-18 Fair Grounds riding title, was sixth in the standings with 45 wins, three of them in stakes.