Gage Ellis operation of the Village Farm at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (not to be confused with C. J. Hamlin s Village Farm, founded earlier at East Aurora, New York) made him one of the most prominent breeders of Standardbred horses in America. Among the sires standing at the Village Farm were Abbedale, Cardinal Prince and His Majesty. One of the original organizers of the USTA in 1938, Ellis was also a director of The Hambletonian Society and The Trotting Horse Club of America. He died in 1959 in Easton, Maryland at age 52.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals