With the New Year upon us and the 2022 Standardbred Racing Season not far behind, we decided to interview another Racing Club trainer, Logan Gillis.
Q: Can you tell us a little about Military Man, that not everyone knows? (ex. Is he familiar with racing? Does he have any quirks? Do you have a nickname for him?)
A: Military Man is just a little guy, but is still a stud colt so he does not think he’s small. I call him Gunner, which is fitting for a military man.
Q: How did you find out you would be training the next Racing Club horse? How did it make you feel? Did you get to choose to take on the next Racing Club horse?
A: Joe Gray, the Racing Manager at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, had asked me about training a horse in the New Year a couple months back and I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant at the time. Military Man looks to have a nice pedigree and while I did not get the chance to choose the club horse, I’m sure the ones who did made a good decision on him.
Q: Do you have any off-season plans regarding training?
A: Military Man is in the growing stage now, he’s learned his craft from his last trainer and shows a couple good qualifying lines under his belt. From a size and maturity standpoint, I think for now he has earned a little R&R.
Q: What do you have planned for Military Man for the 2022 Season? Any specific goals you’re hoping to achieve?
A: I have high hopes for the colt when he returns but it will take a few weeks of training back to really set a schedule and evaluation of his caliber going forward. Everyone would love a derby horse, and maybe this will be mine. (Fingers crossed). We have a long way to go from here.
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