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'Dewey' To Contest Breeders Crown


Published: November 26, 2008 1:57 pm ET

Last Comment: November 29, 2008 8:34 pm ET | 9 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

"We're going," trainer/driver Ray Schnittker said about he and Deweycheatumnhowe heading to the Meadowlands Racetrack this Saturday for the Breeders Crown.

"I trained him today and he seemed good. I would say he was about 80 per cent better than he was before, so that's a really good sign. I trained him a mile about 2:05, and he came a real good last half. And he's feeling good and in good shape.

"We don't know what will happen in the next day or two, but he is feeling good, so we're going on."

'Dewey,' the 6-5 favourite in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot, developed a swelling in his soft palate about 10 days ago.

"There's still like a swelling back under his tongue that is in the way of his airway a little bit," said Schnittker. "He has stopped the drooling, which is a good thing and he really feels good otherwise. We originally thought it was something like an abscessed tooth, but it wasn't an abscess or anything normal. It turned out to be something really strange. Of course it couldn't be something that vets see a lot of," he continued, with a laugh.

"At Cornell they said they saw one like his maybe once every two or three years, and the vet at the Meadowlands said he had never seen anything like it,"

Schnittker will start Deweycheatumnhowe from Post 8 in the sophomore 'Crown' trot, which is Race 6 on the 14-dash program.

First race post time is 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, with Dewey's race scheduled for 8:52 p.m. (EST).

(With files from the Meadowlands)

November 29, 2008 - 8:34 pmTheres nothing better than

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Theres nothing better than seeing an under dog whose worked so hard win a race like this go Shadow Play go!!

November 27, 2008 - 6:54 pmI don't know shadowplay

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

I don't know shadowplay didn't do to badly. he put in 24 starts so far this year!! What is the beach has 20 lifetime starts??? That isn't the stuff champions are made of. You've got to be tough to be a champion. GALLO BLUE CHIP 130 SOME LIFETIME STARTS 53 WINS OVER 4 MILLION IN PURSE MONIES. NOW THERE'S A REAL CHAMPION!!

November 27, 2008 - 8:16 amsomebeachsomewhere is the

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

somebeachsomewhere is the horse of the year

November 27, 2008 - 7:24 amWell said, they can't go

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Well said, they can't go full out week after week after week. They are not machines, and cant race as such. good luck to dewey, another great one to watch so lets hope he is on top of his game

November 26, 2008 - 8:25 pmJust a question, how is it

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Just a question, how is it that Dewey "doesn't pick his spots" when he's never raced on a half mile, and didn't start at the Yonkers Trot? That seems like a "dance" to me.

Not that I disagree with him not going there, he picks and chooses his spots, and damn right he should have. Horses are animals, not machines.

November 26, 2008 - 7:35 pmDewey has given harness

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Dewey has given harness racing fans a lot of exciting races again this season. He should be Horse Of The Year even if he does not win or race in the Breeders Crown.

November 26, 2008 - 7:03 pmGo Dewy! Horse of the year

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Go Dewy!
Horse of the year regardless of the outcome. A true champion he showed up!!

November 26, 2008 - 6:37 pmAlso comes with a ready made

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Also comes with a ready made excuse.

November 26, 2008 - 2:19 pmGotta loved Dewey and the

tim towers (not verified) SAID...

Gotta loved Dewey and the Schnitkers - Dances every dance and doesn't pick his spots.

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