Sport: Johnny-Come-Lately

Until this season few two-dollar bettors had ever heard of Jockey Johnny Sellers, 23, a deferential, crew-cut kid who looks as out of place among the tough little men of the track as a boy scout in the Mafia. But Sellers is the nation's newest jockey sensation, and at Florida's Gulfstream Park last week he was booting them home at a rate that kept him neck-and-neck in winners with none other than the great Willie Shoemaker. Moreover, Sellers was the rider for two of the year's top horses: Dorchester Farm's Carry Back, a leading...

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