OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan is approaching his first season in Oklahoma City. Just 21, he entered the racing weekend atop the rider standings.

Bridgmohan came to Oklahoma City only nine days after the season and after competing at Arlington Park in Chicago and winning 18 races from 144 mounts before moving to Remington Park. The main reason for Bridgmohan heading south is Steve Asmussen.

“I wasn’t sure what I was going to do after Arlington. This opportunity with Mr. Asmussen came up and I jumped on it. I talked with Mr. Asmussen and he explained to me what he expects from me and the time frame of the season and here I am,” Bridgmohan recounted. “We have had great success. I hadn’t ridden with any of the riders here except Quincy Hamilton who I rode with in Chicago. This has started out great for me and hopefully I will continue on for another two and a half months.”

Jermaine is the younger brother of 1998 Eclipse Award Apprentice Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan who has also teamed up with Asmussen for success.

“My dad instilled in my brother and me to graduate high school. He said we could do whatever we wanted after we graduated school,” Bridgmohan said. “I applied to college to see if I would get in but I really wanted to ride.”

Bridgmohan has won a 31% clip and hit the Remington Park board 74 percent of the time. He already has two stakes wins at Remington Park, scoring on Pleasantly Blessed in the Ricks Memorial on Labor Day and during Oklahoma Classics Night with the mare Fanci Candi in the Filly & Mare Sprint.