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Rich Gillock
Rich Gillock
Rich Gillock

Rich Gillock learned the racing business from his grandfather, Mike, and has been around The Meadows since it opened in 1963. He earned his trainer’s license at the age of 18 in 1974 and has been one of the track’s leading conditioners for four decades. Some of his top performers remain on the list of the track’s all-time greatest horses: Amber’s Will, Miller’s Aussie, Northwest, Junket, Jet Pace, Execujet, Yankee Bart, Encore Encore, Break The Bank K and Winning Mister. Currently, he trains a stable of 40. He has been involved with the MSOA for more than 20 years, joining the board of directors in 1994. He is serving as the group’s president for the second time. The Belle Vernon, Pa., native has raced throughout North America, but has based his operation at The Meadows throughout his career, supporting not only Pennsylvania’s pari-mutuel tracks, but the fair circuit as well. His brother, Mike, is also an active owner/trainer/driver, as is his nephew, Mike Sutton. He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Cami and Christine.

452 Harmony Church Rd
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Phone: 724-986-6848  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2026 (Membership Director)