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Johnny Sellers, 72, was a Hall of Fame jockey who won the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard Carry Back.

In 22 years of racing, Mr. Sellers won 2,797 races, including the Belmont Stakes, the Florida Derby, the Whitney Handicap, and the Travers.

On a related note, Black Tie Affair, the 1991 Horse of the Year, died July 1. He was 24.

In his racing career, he won 18 out of 45 starts, including 13 stakes races. His lifetime earnings was $3,370,694.

At stud, Black Tie Affair sired 17 crops, and his progeny have earned nearly $58 million in purses.

Verna Naylor,
94, was the oldest U.S. Postal Service worker in the nation for about a week following the June 30th retirement of Chester Reed, a 95-year-old mail handler.

Since 1968, Mrs. Naylor was the postmaster of the Bentonville, Ohio, post office--a one woman operation.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 7, 2010; 8:29 AM ET
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Black Tie Affair, Chester Reed, Johnny Sellers, USPS  
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