Memorial Service Planned for Trainer Schulhofer

A memorial service for Hall of Fame trainer Flint "Scotty" Schulhofer is planned for Feb. 10 in the Serenta Dining Room at Gulfstream Park. The service will last from 11 a.m-noon.

Schulhofer died Dec. 10 at Aventura Hospital in South Florida. He was 80.

Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1992, Schulhofer saddled five Eclipse Award winners: Mac Diarmida, 1978 turf male; Smile, 1986 sprinter; Fly So Free, 1990 2-year-old male; Rubiano, 1992 sprinter; and Lemon Drop Kid, 2000 older male.

Smile won the 1986 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and Fly So Free notched a win in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

He saddled Lemon Drop Kid to wins in the 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I).

Schulhofer saddled his first winner in 1962 at Aqueduct and retired from training in 2002.