Flint S. Schulhofer

Scotty Schulhofer
Occupation Trainer
Born May 30, 1926
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Died December 14, 2006
Career wins 1,119
Major racing wins

Fall Highweight Handicap
(1969, 1970, 1989, 1993)
Vosburgh Stakes (1969, 1989, 1990, 1992)
Manhattan Handicap (1970)
Hempstead Handicap (1970)
Correction Handicap (1970, 1971)
Sport Page Handicap (1971, 1974)
Bougainvillea Handicap (1971,1996)
Canadian International Stakes (1978)
Secretariat Stakes (1978)
Washington, D.C. International Stakes (1978)
Ramona Handicap (1982)
Nassau Stakes (1982)
Jersey Derby (1983)
Delaware Handicap (1985)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (1985)
Demoiselle Stakes (1986, 1993)
Matron Stakes (1986, 1993, 1994)
Spinaway Stakes (1986, 1993)
Florida Derby (1987, 1991)
Hawthorne Gold Cup (1988, 1989)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1989, 1994, 1998)
Donn Handicap (1989)
Tom Fool Handicap (1989, 1992)
Champagne Stakes (1990)
NYRA Mile (1991)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1991)
Carter Handicap (1992)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1992, 1994)
Peter Pan Stakes (1994, 2000)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1994)
Whitney Handicap (1994, 1995, 2000)
Turf Classic (1995)
Travers Stakes (1999)
Brooklyn Handicap (2000)
Suburban Handicap (2000)
Woodward Stakes (2000)
Beldame Stakes (2001)

American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Sprint (1986)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1990)
Belmont Stakes (1993, 1999)
United States' Racing Hall of Fame (1992)
Significant horses
Ta Wee, Mac Diarmida, Smile
Cryptoclearance, Dr. Carter, Fly So Free
Rubiano, Colonial Affair, Lemon Drop Kid
Stormy Blues, Sewickley, Tappiano, Cahill Road

Flint S. "Scotty" Schulhofer (May 30, 1926 December 14, 2006) was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

Early life

Schulhofer was born into a racing family in Aiken, South Carolina, where his father owned a racing stable as well as a riding academy. While in his teens, he worked for trainer Oleg Dubassoff before serving overseas with the United States Army infantry during World War II. At war's end, he studied for two years at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Enrolled in a premed program, he did not pursue his education further, preferring to return to the horse racing industry.

Training career

In 1962, Schulhofer saddled his first winner at Aqueduct Racetrack. He went on to win another 1,118 races, including two Breeders' Cup races, and the Belmont Stakes Classic, twice.


Schulhofer retired from training in 2002 but remained active within the industry as a breeder. He was living in Hollywood, Florida at the time of his death on December 14, 2006. He is buried in Aiken, South Carolina.

His son, Randy Schulhofer, is also a Thoroughbred trainer.


Schulhofer was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1992.


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