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Jockey Johnny Sellers dies

Updated: July 2, 2010, 11:02 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Johnny Sellers, who rode Carry Back to victory in the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 2007, died early Friday morning in an Arkansas nursing home, according to his son Mark. He was 72.

Sellers was just 23 when he guided Carry Back to a three-quarters of a length triumph in the Derby over his archrival, Crozier. He led all North American jockeys that year with 328 wins.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Oklahoma ...

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