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Raymond Schnittker

Full name: Raymond W. Schnittker
Born: 02/11/1958
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Residence: Middletown, NY
Height: 5-foot-7
Colors: Brown-Gold-White
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Career

Since his career began in 1977, Ray Schnittker has won more than 2,400 races as a driver, while his mounts have banked more than $35.4 million… As a conditioner, his pupils have cashed more than $20 million in checks…But Schnittker has also won on a wider stage, with regularity; he has won the Dexter Cup four times and has appeared among the top-10 in the Grand Circuit driver standings…Schnittker’s recent star, Deweycheatumnhowe, was 2007’s 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and 2008’s Trotter of the Year and 3-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year in the Dan Patch awards balloting…Deweycheatumnhowe enjoyed a remarkable sophomore campaign, capturing the Hambletonian, Canadian Trotting Classic, World Trotting Derby and Kentucky Futurity on his way to $2.2 million in season’s earnings…Also campaigned another top 3-year-old trotter in 2008, Make It Happen, who banked more than $670,000 and was a winner in the Empire Breeders Classic and Zweig Memorial…Top horse in 2009-10 was the pacing gelding One More Laugh…As a freshman in 2009, he won nine of 12 starts and banked $594,306…One More Laugh set a world record for his age and gait on a five-eighths-mile track when he scored in 1:49.2 in capturing the $600,000 Governor’s Cup final at Harrah’s Chester…During his sophomore campaign, One More Laugh hit the board in 16 of 20 starts and banked $1,576,984…He set his lifetime mark of 1:47.4 in capturing the Meadowlands Pace and also won the Cane Pace, the Art Rooney Pace and the American-National…Other top horses for Schnittker over the years include the outstanding free-for-all pacer Covert Action p,1:52.4 ($1,183,594), and New York Sire Stakes champions Chippewa Street, Last Call At Dem’s, Riggins, Twin B Senorita, and Munis Blue Chip.
Personal favorite food is steak…in his spare time he goes out riding…has several retired racehorses as pets…first car was a ’67 Mustang…first job was in a factory that made radiators…favorite TV show is Sportscenter…the greatest honor of his life was winning the Hambletonian…is motivated by the competition of the game …his favorite reading material is Thoroughbred Times
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2019 57 2 4 5 .103 55,325
2018 247 25 33 40 .229 533,411
2017 200 24 22 33 .236 357,711
2016 225 19 24 29 .187 494,593
2015 307 44 34 39 .247 662,421
2014 280 33 28 42 .223 591,995
2013 390 55 52 40 .249 1,154,146
2012 420 52 54 44 .230 1,655,785
2011 561 83 66 76 .258 2,112,789
2010 506 97 82 47 .313 2,255,492
2009 504 73 81 64 .276 2,176,256
2008 427 71 64 56 .293 4,090,771
2007 546 105 71 64 .304 3,060,922
2006 523 87 78 63 .289 1,695,586
2005 519 94 75 71 .307 1,582,749
2004 475 83 62 58 .288 1,332,172
2003 505 74 57 71 .256 1,157,095
2002 511 63 76 68 .250 922,031
2001 541 67 79 75 .251 851,680
2000 512 58 69 78 .239 1,079,792
1999 511 70 70 73 .261 943,955
1998 586 67 72 78 .227 1,000,394
1997 581 70 58 77 .220 1,368,258
1996 776 120 123 101 .286 1,386,739
1995 773 90 119 105 .247 1,155,837
1994 794 103 96 106 .241 911,700
1993 1020 152 135 130 .265 1,161,164
1992 911 128 149 108 .271 1,235,638
1991 593 83 81 76 .259 961,505
1990 905 104 99 112 .217 750,997
1989 1566 206 194 198 .243 1,601,734
1988 825 119 104 117 .262 1,002,272
1987 551 51 76 76 .215 555,675
1986 268 25 41 36 .223 193,617
1985 422 44 62 48 .224 126,154
1984 416 51 50 65 .241 128,429
1983 279 34 34 44 .242 102,870
1982 169 19 17 21 .210 92,584
1981 176 18 23 20 .213 50,840
1980 121 15 17 17 .249 40,003
1979 118 6 14 13 .153 27,017
1978 26 5 3 2 .282 9,995
1977 0 0 0 0 .000 0
LTD Stats 2789 42,630,099
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

2-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(07) Deweycheatumnhowe

3-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(08) Deweycheatumnhowe

TROTTER OF THE YEAR
(08) Deweycheatumnhowe