"If I had to pick one race in the whole world to win--the Kentucky Derby, the English Derby, the Pimlico Special, one of the Breeders' Cups--this would be the race. It was the most exciting moment in sports, maybe my most exciting moment in life," Scherr told The Sun in a 1996 interview.Aloma's Ruler also won that year's Withers Stakes (gr. II), Jersey Derby, and Bahamas Stakes, and earned a career total of $498,883. He died this year.
Scherr, who served as a member of the Seabees in World War II, bred and raced several other stakes winners. At one time, he owned the Baltimore Blast soccer team Scherr's survivors include a son, Bruce; a daughter, Barbara; and seven grandchildren.