Ivan Dalos-bred Filly Kopion Choice in Las Virgenes

A pair of dazzling maiden winners, Kopion, bred in Kentucky by Toronto’s Ivan Dalos, and Kinza, stretch out and head a competitive field of five sophomore fillies and mares going one mile on the main track in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita. (Originally scheduled to be run this past Sunday, […]

Effortless Victory for Omaha Beach Filly in Santa Ynez

Spendthrift stallion Omaha Beach got the first graded win of his nascent sire career with a blowout victory by Kopion (f, 3, Omaha Beach–Galloping Ami, by Victory Gallop) in Santa Anita’s GIII Santa Ynez S. Sunday. Three of the four fillies in the gate were by first-crop sires, but it was the least experienced of […]

Kopion Soars Into Oaks Picture With Santa Ynez Romp

With stablemate and fellow Spendthrift Farm color bearer Tamara on the sidelines, Kopion took advantage of her own chance to shine with a 5 3/4-length romp in the $100,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park. Kopion made her debut in November well after Tamara had raced to victory in the Del Mar Debutante […]

Daughter Of Omaha Beach Surfs Home A Debut Winner At Del Mar

1st-Del Mar, $61,500, Msw, 11-26, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:16.13, ft, 3 3/4 lengths. KOPION (f, 2, Omaha Beach–Galloping Ami {Outstanding Broodmare-Can}, by Victory Gallop) did not disappoint her backers who made her the 1-5 favorite for this debut. The $270,000 Keeneland September buy trailed towards the rear of the field as a pair showed […]

Tall Oaks, 2 Points Ranch Venture Brings Ami’s Holiday to Manitoba

Canadian classic winner AMI’S HOLIDAY, among the leading sires in Canada with just four crops of racing age, will stand the 2024 breeding season at 2 Points Ranch near Winnipeg, Manitoba in partnership with owner and breeder Ivan Dalos, who has stood the son of Harlan’s Holiday at Colebrook Farms Ontario. Colleen Dalos, president of […]

Amis Gizmo Sires First BT Winner with Zippy Gizmo

Zippy Gizmo won the Bull Page Stakes Sept. 24 at Woodbine and gave his sire, Amis Gizmo, his first blacktype stakes winner. The 2-year-old chestnut won his second career race in four starts by edging rival Brave Dancer by a neck in 1:22.77 on the turf. It was a come-from-behind triumph that saw Zippy Gizmo running last in the field […]

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 […]