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 MesaChannel 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.



Bossy Holiday Victorious in Ontario Sire Heritage Series - The Ontario Sire Heritage Series concluded last Friday at Woodbine Racetrack, with Bossy Holiday winning the colts and geldings division and $20,000 in bonus money. A Talk Oaks Farm homebred, his performance in the first three legs had secured his position atop point standings heading into the $100,000 Lake Ontario Final over a mile and… — Continue Reading
Collecting Flatter very game in Glorious Song S. win - Ivan Dalos’ homebred 2-year-old filly Collecting Flatter got back to her winning ways with a front-running victory in the $125,000 Glorious Song S. Nov. 5 at Woodbine... — Continue Reading
Tall Oaks Farm Champion Avie’s Flatter Retired to Stud in Ontario - TORONTO, October 14, 2022 – Avie’s Flatter, 2018 champion two-year-old, and earner of over $1 million in his career, is retiring from racing to stand stud at Colebrook Farms. The Tall Oaks Farm homebred won the Cup and Saucer and Coronation Futurity at Woodbine Racetrack, two of Canada’s most prestigious juvenile races, during his 2018 Sovereign… — Continue Reading
Michael Burns
"I do this because I love it.
It’s a constant study, but the horses are all I think about 24/7."
Ivan Dalos, Founder of Tall Oaks Farm