Shane Sellers

Shane Sellers

Anne M. Eberhardt

Sellers Injures Shoulder in Churchill Fall

Jockey injured when Voodoo Dancer veered into temporary rail in 5-furlong turf race.

Jockey Shane Sellers was still experiencing pain in his right shoulder the morning after he was injured in a fall in the ninth race at Churchill Downs and taken to Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville late on the night of June 29.

Agent Fred Aime said Sellers was otherwise doing okay. The jockey was to undergo an MRI on his shoulder later on June 30, Aime said The extent of the injury and the length of time he will miss is still to be determined. Sellers has been removed from his mounts June 30 and July 1.

The 3-5 favorite in the five-furlong turf test, Voodoo Daddy held a three-length advantage in the stretch when he ducked into the temporary rail after Sellers went to the right-handed whip (VIDEO).

Trainer Steve Asmussen said Voodoo Daddy had suffered a gash inside the right hind leg. The horse was transported to Rood & Riddle equine hospital in Lexington. He was reported to be in stable condition June 30 and his veterinarians were reportedly optimistic he will recover.

The race, one of 11 on the night card, was won by 29-1 shot Jasizzle for owner-trainer Tommy Mills.