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 Award winning two-year-old season.
He continued to succeed at three, winning the Gr. 3 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland, and finishing in the top-three of each leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.
During his four-year-old season the Josie Carroll trainee was placed in the Gr. 2 Eclipse. At five he won the Gr. 2 Neartic and Gr. 2 Connaught Cup, and he was placed in his final start at six, the Gr. 3 Bold Venture. His career record from 20 starts is 7-3-3.
“Avies Flatter will be greatly missed in our barn,” said Carroll. “He has been not only one of our most talented horses but also a great personality. A top horse for almost five years, he never failed to give 100 per cent. I can’t wait to be part of his legacy.”
He showed great versatility throughout his racing career and won or was placed in stakes ranging from six furlongs to one-and-one-half mile, on all surfaces; tapeta, turf and dirt.
His first dam Avie’s Empire, by Empire Maker, produced stakes winning Avie’s Mineshaft, and graded stakes placed Avie’s Mesa. His second dam Fly for Avie produced stakes winners Avie’s Tale and Avie’s Quality, and graded stakes placed Avie’s Sense. His third dam Fly for Baby produced Gr. 1 winner Fly for Avie, and his fourth dam produced stakes winner Senor Tippy.
“With a racing career where he won on multiple surfaces at different distances, and a page rich with black type, Avie’s Flatter has the on-track success and pedigree to become a great stallion,” said Tall Oaks Farm Director Colleen Dalos. “We look forward to standing Avie’s Flatter in Ontario in partnership with Colebrook Farms, where he is well suited to sire runners that will succeed on the world-class synthetic and turf racing at Woodbine.”
Avie’s Flatter joins a Tall Oaks Farm Ontario stallion lineup that includes Gamble’s Exchange, Amis Gizmo, and Ami’s Holiday.
“Tall Oaks Farm is committed to supporting the Ontario breeding market by standing a fourth stallion in the province,” said Dalos. “We believe strongly in breeding and racing opportunities in Ontario and will be participating in Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program Mare Purchase Program to support our freshman stallion.”
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