TALL OAKS FARM: OUR STORY
The story began over 40 years ago when Ivan Dalos claimed his first racehorse and found his passion for thoroughbreds. Ivan poured over hundreds of books and immersed himself in learning everything he could about pedigree, systems, and champion thoroughbreds. In the late 1990s, Tall Oaks Farm took flight with homebred Victory Gallop finishing second in both the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) and winning the Belmont Stakes (G1) in 1998. Victory Gallop became a member of the Canadian Hall of Fame and won an Eclipse Award for Champion Older Male Horse. Today, Tall Oaks Farm has become one of the most successful operations in Canada with a strong foundation based upon homebred quality bloodstock.
Tall Oaks Farm is comprised of award-winning broodmares like Victorious Ami and Galloping Ami, champion stallions like Ami’s Flatter, Amis Gizmo and Ami’s Holiday, and champion racehorses like Channel Maker, Johnny Bear, Gamble’s Ghost and Ami’s Mesa...
Ami’s Holiday Filly Highlights Tall Oaks Roster at F-T- With his first yearlings poised to make their debut on the North American sales circuit, Ami's Holiday represents the next level of an already impressive program for Ivan Dalos' Tall Oaks Farm. "He's a breeding genius, seriously," said Dalos' daughter Colleen. "He really knows his stuff. He's breeder of the year in Canada, and it… — Continue Reading Avie’s Flatter named 2019 Queen’s Plate Winterbook favourite- Avie’s Flatter leads a list of 84 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which opens with the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Avie’s Flatter has been assessed as the early 3-1 favourite in this year’s edition of the Queen’s Plate Winterbook. Compiled by Ron Gierkink and Alex… — Continue Reading Patient, Pragmatic Approach Paying Off for Dalos- Toronto-based Ivan Dalos, who exclusively races homebreds and campaigns a stable of 32 primarily at Woodbine Racetrack, is quietly putting together a career year as an owner / breeder. Entering the final week of racing at his hometown track, Dalos has won a personal best 23 races from 104 starts in 2018, and has averaged… — Continue Reading
"I do this because I love it.
It’s a constant study, but the horses are all I think about 24/7."