Twitter icon
Facebook icon

Flint S. Schulhofer

Scotty Schulhofer
Flint S. Schulhofer
Induction Year: 

Tab Wrapper


   Flint “Scotty” Schulhofer began working with Thoroughbreds as a teenager in Aiken, S.C. After World War II, he achieved success as a steeplechase rider, but he was drawn to the training aspect of the sport because of numerous injuries he suffered.

   Schulhofer’s training career began when he took over for John Nerud at Tartan Farms following Nerud’s retirement. While training for Tartan, Schulhofer raced the first of his six champions, Ta Wee, the Champion Sprinter of 1969 and 1970.
   In addition to Ta Wee, Schulhofer conditioned Mac Diarmida (1978 Champion Turf Horse), Smile (1986 Champion Sprinter), Fly So Free (1990 Champion 2-Year-Old Male), Rubiano (1992 Champion Sprinter), and Lemon Drop Kid (2000 Champion Older Male).

   Schulhofer’s victories in major races include the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with Fly So Free, Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Smile, and two Belmont Stakes scores (Colonial Affair in 1993 and Lemon Drop Kid in 1999). He also won the Travers, Manhattan Handicap, Delaware Handicap, Florida Derby (2), Spinaway Stakes (2), Wood Memorial, Carter Handicap, Saratoga Special (2), Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whitney Handicap (3), Brooklyn Handicap, Suburban Handicap, and Woodward Stakes.

   Schulhofer saddled his first winner at Aqueduct in 1962 and won 1,119 races in his career. He died on Dec. 14, 2006.

   Flint “Scotty” Schulhofer was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1992.