Derby Contenders

Prep Race History

Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 3 1997 123rd Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 4 N/A


Frank L. Brothers


Shane Sellers


Sellers rode in the Kentucky Derby 14 consecutive times, with his best finish a third with Wild Gale in 1993. The two took third again that year in the Belmont Stakes. He rode 29 thoroughbreds in the Breeders Cup races, with two wins in 1997 and 1998. He may be best remembered for his ride of Skip Away over the great Cigar in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in 1996. During his career Shane Sellers won more than 4,000 races and earned purses worth more than $122 million.

Claiborne Farm


Claiborne Farm



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