Undefeated Collecting Flatter victorious in stakes debut July 17, 2022 - 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… Continue Reading
E. P. Taylor Award of Merit: IVAN DALOS April 22, 2022 - 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… Continue Reading
Tall Oaks wins a pair of 2021 Sovereign Awards April 15, 2022 - 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… Continue Reading
Tall Oaks a 2021 Sovereign Award finalist in four categories February 27, 2022 - Tall Oaks Farm was listed as a finalist in four categories for the 2021 Sovereign Awards when the Jockey Club of Canada recently announced the nominees... Continue Reading
Ivan Dalos Wins Appeal Against AGCO February 21, 2022 - 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… Continue Reading
Tall Oaks’ Ivan Dalos to Receive E. P. Taylor Award of Merit February 21, 2022 - 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… Continue Reading
Tall Oaks stallions well-represented in 2022 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame auction January 19, 2022 - For the first time in three years, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame will hold its online stallion service auction, and Tall Oaks Farm is honoured to offer breedings… Continue Reading
Avie’s Flatter passes $1 million milestone with Nearctic victory October 18, 2021 - 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… Continue Reading
AVIE’S FLATTER CAPTURES GRADE 2 CONNAUGHT CUP July 19, 2021 - 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… Continue Reading
Avie’s Flatter Takes Step to Woodbine Mile July 19, 2021 - 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… Continue Reading
Channel Maker Secures Champion Turf Male Title February 1, 2021 - 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… Continue Reading
‘Court’ Returns Ivan Dalos to Stakes Winner’s Circle August 23, 2020 - 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… Continue Reading
Ami’s Holiday Sires First Winner July 28, 2020 - 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.… Continue Reading
Canadian-bred Channel Maker Rolls to Big Win in Sword Dancer July 27, 2020 - 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… Continue Reading
Ami’s Holiday Filly Highlights Tall Oaks Roster at F-T July 8, 2019 - With his first yearlings poised to make their debut on the North American sales circuit, Ami's Holiday represents the next level of an already impressive program for Ivan Dalos' Tall… Continue Reading
Avie’s Flatter named 2019 Queen’s Plate Winterbook favourite March 13, 2019 - Avie’s Flatter leads a list of 84 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which opens with the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.… Continue Reading
Patient, Pragmatic Approach Paying Off for Dalos December 12, 2018 - Toronto-based Ivan Dalos, who exclusively races homebreds and campaigns a stable of 32 primarily at Woodbine Racetrack, is quietly putting together a career year as an owner / breeder. Entering… Continue Reading
Coronation Futurity Crowning Moment for Avie’s Flatter November 19, 2018 - With a light snow dotting the recently closed Woodbine turf, dreams of a potential Queen's Plate bid were renewed when Ivan Dalos' Avie's Flatter delivered the biggest win of his… Continue Reading
Ivan Dalos’ Tall Oaks Farm Improves the Breed November 15, 2018 - Ivan Dalos has a knack for nicks. The Toronto, Ontario, businessman will tell you his foray into Thoroughbred racing and breeding began purely by chance. He will tell you one… Continue Reading
Galloping Ami represents Dalos well at Awards November 15, 2018 - Ivan Dalos’s Tall Oaks Farm was poised to have a big evening Thursday at the Sovereign Awards, with 11 horses he owns or bred being finalists for awards and him… Continue Reading