Sellers was raised in the small town of Erath, Louisiana, where he discovered his passion for horses at the young age of 11. He received his jockey license when he was 16 and instantly became one of the leading thoroughbred riders in the country. In a career of 26 year career, Shane rode in 14 consecutive Kentucky Derbies, won over 4,000 races, and earned more than $122 million in purses. Even more impressive is Shane’s constant drive to improve the horse racing industry, as he fought for his fellow jockeys and strived to make the sport the best it could be. After a racing injury at Churchill Down in late June of 2012, Sellers saw many of his main clients switching to other riders and rather than go to the Fair Grounds, he elected to stay in Kentucky this winter. He partnered up with trainer Patrick Huffman working on a farm in Lexington, breaking yearlings and working with horses on lay-ups. Sellers emphasizes he is not retiring. As if to highlight that point, he rode one race at Turfway Park last Saturday of this insertion, where he captured the $50,000 Prairie Bayou Stakes with Huffman-trained Night Party.