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 Johnny Bear, Gamble’s Ghost and Ami’s Mesa… Channel Maker is the latest champion racehorse bred by Tall Oaks Farm; a 7-time stakes winner, including 3 Grade 1 victories, Channel Maker was crowned Eclipse Award 2020 Champion Turf Male, as well as Sovereign Award 2017 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt.
TALL OAKS FARM: INSTAGRAM
AVIE’S FLATTER CAPTURES GRADE 2 CONNAUGHT CUP - Turf stakes action kicked off at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday with Ivan Dalos’ popular homebred Avie’s Flatter back to his winning ways in the $175,000 Connaught Cup (Grade 2) for trainer Josie Carroll. With Luis Contreras aboard, Avie’s Flatter settled in the pocket spot behind defending champion and early pacesetter Silent Poet, who was joined… — Continue Reading Avie’s Flatter Takes Step to Woodbine Mile - AVIE’S FLATTER is the ‘now’ horse at Woodbine these days as the 5-year-old horse, owned and bred by Ivan Dalos, powered his way to victory in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup at seven furlongs on turf at Woodbine on July 18. The son of Flatter – Avie’s Empire by Empire Maker is two-for-two in 2021… — Continue Reading Channel Maker Secures Champion Turf Male Title - Front-running tactics were partially responsible for Channel Maker's 2020 success, but it was his late surge—over the season, not within his races—that propelled him to an Eclipse Award as outstanding male turf horse. Winless over his first five races of last year, the gelded son of English Channel turned around his 6-year-old campaign over his… — Continue Reading
"I do this because I love it.
It’s a constant study, but the horses are all I think about 24/7."