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Will Take Charge Set For Debut

March 22, 2019:

Jeff Gillis has no complaints about Will Take Charge’s 2018 season, a campaign that saw the gelding finish fifth on the money list for older trotters and capture the O'Brien Award for older trotting horses, but he also believes it could have been better....read on

Nocturnal Bluechip Pointed To Levy

March 9, 2019:

When Nocturnal Bluechip came to Jeff Gillis’ stable in Canada late last summer, the trainer admittingly didn’t know what to expect....read on

Absence Makes A Heart Grow Fonder

February 13, 2019:

"It feels fantastic really. It’s something that seemed like a regular thing for us for awhile. But it’s been five years since I’ve been here and you start to appreciate how difficult it is [to win]."...read on

Gillis Takes Charge And Rebounds

January 24, 2019:

Jeff Gillis is no stranger to success at the highest level in harness racing, and no stranger to the O'Brien Awards as the trainer of multiple champions while also winning Canada's Trainer of the Year title. That said, the return to the O'Briens is that much more meaningful given the trainer is two years removed from a season where his O'Brien Award finalist Will Take Charge won more races in a year than Gillis' entire stable....read on

The Downtown Bus Heads To Yonkers

November 24, 2018:

A few hours before the start of the Matron Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, trainer Jeff Gillis found himself stuck in traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. Sleet, snow, and freezing rain made the typical three-and-a-half hour drive to Dover Downs a five-and-a-half hour ordeal....read on

Gillis Doubles Up In Bluegrass

September 29, 2018:

Woodbine-based trainer Jeff Gillis grabbed two victories in the five divisions of the $367,000 Western Ideal Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace Saturday, Sept. 29 at The Red Mile, winning with Lyons Night Hawk and Lyons Johnnyjnr....read on

Will Take An 'International' Invite

September 15, 2018:

“It wasn’t a convenient time to come down from a scheduling perspective, but I really want to be in that race and I’m going to do anything I can to get him noticed.”...read on

Momentum For The Downtown Bus

September 7, 2018:

"There’s a difference between being a Gold colt and Grand Circuit quality...When you typically have to bypass a Gold or something to follow those types of races, it makes it hard for an Ontario colt unless you’re elite. But I’m happy with him finding his form when he did."...read on

A 'Take-Charge' Kind Of Horse

May 25, 2018:

"He can trot the turns as fast as any horse I’ve ever had. He’s like a hobbled pacer almost. You can move him anywhere."...read on

Gillis, McClure Seek Success At Georgian

August 19, 2017:

Ontario’s talented three-year-old pacing colts will light up Georgian Downs on Sunday evening in advance of the Innisfil oval’s signature event, the $75,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Invitation Trot....read on

Mister Herbie's Road To Recovery

July 21, 2016:

Four years after making Canadian harness racing history, Mister Herbie is another step closer to an on-track return....read on

Meet's Leaders Feted; Gillis Triples

October 14, 2014:

Monday's card of racing was the final one of the 2014 Mohawk Racetrack summer meet, and hardware was handed out for the meet’s leading driver and trainer....read on

Gillis Upset-Minded With ‘Herbie’

July 17, 2014:

“Favourites go down. Horses are not machines and they can come up with a less than one hundred per cent performance. Someone could take a run at him (Sebastian K)."...read on

Frenchfrysnvinegar Retired

September 30, 2013:

Trot Insider has learned that two-time O'Brien Award winning trotting mare Frenchfrysnvinegar has been retired from racing....read on

Gillis Nabs 1,000th Win

September 24, 2013:

Trainer Jeff Gillis celebrated his 1,000th lifetime victory Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack thanks to a gritty win with a first-time starter named Meetyouatmidnight....read on


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