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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 […]

Ivan Dalos Wins Appeal Against AGCO

The Horse Racing Appeal Panel, chaired by Stanley Sadinsky, has granted Ivan Dalos’s appeal to have H C Holiday’s placing and purse reinstated. The horse won a Maiden Optional Claiming race last June with a purse of $64,300 but was subsequently disqualified when it was discovered that his enrollment in the Lasix program had not […]

Tall Oaks’ Ivan Dalos to Receive E. P. Taylor Award of Merit

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Ivan Dalos will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit during the 47th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Vaughan, Ontario. Selected unanimously by the Jockey Club of Canada’s Stewards, the E. P. Taylor Award […]

Avie’s Flatter passes $1 million milestone with Nearctic victory

Avie’s Flatter went over $1 million in earnings with a dominating score under Luis Contreras in Sunday’s Grade 2, $281,800 Nearctic at Woodbine. Avie’s Flatter ($16.50) raced three lengths off the lead in fourth on the turn in the six-furlong turf sprint, as Momos led the way with the favored Town Cruise in close proximity. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Court’ Returns Ivan Dalos to Stakes Winner’s Circle

It took her a little while to win her maiden but COURT RETURN went from breaking through for that first score into a stakes winner in two races for Ivan Dalos’ Tall Oaks Farm. The Court Vision ga, a half sister to Grade 1 winners Channel Maker and Johnny Bear, won a maiden optional claiming […]

Ami’s Holiday Sires First Winner

Second time starting EXCEED became the first winner for Ontario sire AMI’S HOLIDAY when he won a maiden race July 26 at Woodbine for Colebrook Farms, which stands the stallion. Exceed, a colt bred by Tall Oaks Farm (Ivan Dalos), was a $35,000 Keeneland September yearling in 2019 and he won a frantic finish with […]

Canadian-bred Channel Maker Rolls to Big Win in Sword Dancer

Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R.A. Hill Stable and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s multiple Grade 1-winner CHANNEL MAKER, bred by Ivan Dalos of Toronto, led at every point of call to capture Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer, a 12-furlong inner turf test for older horses at Saratoga Race Course. Channel Maker has career earnings now of […]