Sellers Scores Comeback Win at Churchill

Sellers Scores Comeback Win at Churchill
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston
Shane Sellers, notched first win in comeback Wednesday.
Shane Sellers returned to the winner's circle Wednesday at Churchill Downs. Sellers, who had been off from riding with an injury since August of last year, had his first mount on Oct. 25. On Oct. 30 he scored a nine-length win aboard Uncommon Queen in the sixth race.

Frank Brothers trains Uncommon Queen. Brothers and Sellers, both regulars at the Fair Grounds in the spring, are close friends.

Uncommon Queen, the 7-10 favorite in the race, paid $3.40 to win. She is owned by Joe Albritton's Lazy Lane Stables. Lazy Lane purchased the filly from her breeders, Mr. and Mrs. John Mabee, for $800,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale. She is a daughter of Seattle Slew and Fitted Crown, which makes her a half-sister to grade I winner Excellent Meeting. She is also from the family of sire Chief's Crown.

Sellers is named on five mounts on Churchill's card on Friday. He is to ride in the first, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 9th races.

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