Louis Edward 'Scotty' Scott, trainer

He had been an exercise rider and thoroughbred trainer

  • Louis Edward "Scotty" Scott
Louis Edward "Scotty" Scott (Baltimore Sun )
May 20, 2014|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun

Louis Edward "Scotty" Scott, a retired rider and thoroughbred trainer, died May 3 of heart disease at Sinai Hospital. He was 92 and lived in Pikesville.

Born in Sparks, he was the son of Edward Scott, a horse trainer, and the former Cordelia Whye. He attended Sparks Elementary School.

He began riding at the age of 12 and rode at Maryland race courses in the 1940s.

He was an exercise rider for John Bosley Sr., who owned the Foxhall Keene Farm in Monkton in the early 1950s. He also rode Mr. Bosley's jumpers.

"Scotty was the best of friends with Herman Lacy, known as "Hard Times," a fellow jockey and trainer," said longtime friend J.B. Secor of Monkton. "Scotty galloped some of the best horses in the country. He worked for the great trainers, Henry Clark, Bernie Bond and Bowes Bond. He also took a lot of younger men under his wing and showed them the ropes. He will be remembered as being from the old school."

A memorial tribute will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.mWednesday at the Club House at Pimlico Race Course.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Scott of Miami; two daughters, Denise Scott of Randallstown and Romanita Gaddy of Henrico, Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His wife of more than 60 years, Mary V. Scott, died in 2013. A son, Robin K. Scott, died in 1982.


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