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.



Undefeated Collecting Flatter victorious in stakes debut - Saturday’s $125,000 My Dear S. at Woodbine turned out to be a match race between a pair of Tall Oaks homebred fillies, with Collecting Flatter getting the better of Speedy River... — Continue Reading
E. P. Taylor Award of Merit: IVAN DALOS - Ivan came to Canada from Hungary around the same time E.P. Taylor opened Woodbine racetrack in 1956 and put together a successful flooring and construction business. Once the horse racing bug took hold it did not take long for one of the first horses bred by Ivan to make news on an international stage. Victory… — Continue Reading
Tall Oaks wins a pair of 2021 Sovereign Awards - The 2021 season at the 47th Annual Sovereign Awards, hosted by The Jockey Club of Canada on April 14 just outside of Toronto, were a very special night for Tall Oaks owner Ivan Dalos... — 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