Deweycheatumnhowe was the first North American trotter in history to amass lifetime earnings of over $3 million in just two seasons of racing. The only Standardbreds to accomplish that feat were pacers Nihilator and Presidential Ball. “Dewey” joined Donato Hanover as the only trotters at the time to have topped earnings of $2 million in a single year. During his career, Dewey never finished off the board, winning 22 of 25 lifetime starts. As a three-year-old he won two legs of the trotting Triple Crown (the Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity).
Deweycheatumnhowe was foaled on April 12, 2005 in Montgomery, New York. Bred by Steve Jones of Cameo Hills Farm, Dewey was trained and driven by Ray Schnittker. During his racing career he was owned by Schnittker, Ted Gewertz, Charles Iannazzo and the Deweycheatumnhowe Stable.
As a two-year-old in 2007, Deweycheatumnhowe was undefeated in ten starts with a record of 2,1:54.2. Major victories included the Valley Victory, Breeders Crown, New Jersey Sire Stakes final, Bluegrass (tying the stakes record 1:55.3 for his division), International Stallion Stakes (again equaling the stakes record 1:54.2) and Harriman Cup. In nearly unanimous balloting, Dewey was voted Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year, and his earnings of $936,191 are still the most ever in a single season by a freshman trotting colt.
During his 2008 sophomore season Deweycheatumnhowe continued to dazzle the trotting world, winning his first seven starts to complete a string of seventeen consecutive victories. In addition to his Hambletonian win, Dewey triumphed in the Canadian Trotting Classic, World Trotting Derby (setting his record 1:50.4), Stanley Dancer Memorial, Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass and the Dickerson Cup.
By far the leading moneywinning trotter of 2008 with $2,218,987 in earnings, Deweycheatumnhowe was voted Trotter of the Year (garnering nearly every ballot) and Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year unanimously. When he retired from racing Dewey was the second-leading single-season moneywinning trotter of all time. He is currently ranked third.
After three crops racing, Deweycheatumnhowe has sired the winners of nearly $8 million, with 21 $100,000 winners and 20 in 1:55.