Canada's newly crowned trainer of the year for 2011, Jeff Gillis, is attending the races at Pompano for the February 7 and February 8 programs with his wife Sarah and their sons Jacob and Tyler.
"We're having a great vacation, but it's going to be a short one since we're going back to Ontario on Saturday" Gillis explains. "Like everyone that takes a break from winter up north, we wish it could have been longer" the trainer of Breeders Crown champion mare Frenchfrysnvinegar added.
Gillis was also asked if he'd like to follow in the footsteps of Ontario trainers such as Carl Jamieson, Casie Coleman, and Gregg McNair who have now set up winter training bases in The Sunshine State.
"That would be great to winter train here, but our sons are now in school and they're really keen on hockey, so I don't see that as a strong possibility anytime in the near future" Gillis said.
Post time is 7:15 p.m. Eastern every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at The Winter Capital Of Harness Racing. Free race night live streaming, handicapping selections by Hall of Fame inductee John Berry, and replays are in the 'racing' tab at www.theislepompanopark.com along with the racing schedule through July of 2012 for The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.