Ivan Dalos

Juvenile Champ Avie’s Flatter Will Be Fresh For Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter will be looking to end a puzzling drought for Coronation Futurity winners in the Queen’s Plate as no horse since Norcliffe in 1976 has come back from success in that 2-year-old fixture to win Canada’s most prestigious race. But the Ivan Dalos homebred, conditioned by Josie Carroll, certainly would be no surprise to […]

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Rosario Gives Channel Maker Perfectly-Timed Ride In Man O’ War

Jockey Joel Rosario had the runaway leader measured around the far turn of Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, running down Hunting Horn aboard Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old son of English Channel covered 1 3/8 miles over Belmont Park’s firm turf course […]

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Avie’s Flatter Holds Off Favored Henley’s Joy In Transylvania

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Avie’s Flatter, a two-time restricted stakes winner in Canada, made his 2019 debut a winning one in Friday’s G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old son of Flatter and jockey Javier Castellano got clear in the stretch and had to hold off a late run from favorite Henley’s Joy, winning by a […]

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Woodbine: ‘Special Horse’ Avie’s Flatter Heads Winterbook Favorites For Queen’s Plate

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.  Avie’s Flatter has been assessed as the early 3-1 favourite in this year’s edition of the Queen’s Plate Winterbook. Compiled by Ron Gierkink and Alex Campbell of the Daily Racing Form, the hypothetical Winterbook offers an early look at the 84 three-year-olds, […]

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Morley Moving Past ‘Bit Of A Flat Spot’ Between Aqueduct, New Orleans

Trainer Tom Morley, whose horses earned more than one million dollars in earnings for the fifth consecutive year after initially going out on his own in 2013, is once again splitting his time during the winter, heading two divisions between Aqueduct and Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Returning to the Bayou after spending […]

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Avie’s Flatter Overcomes Bad Start To Capture Coronation Futurity

Ivan Dalos’ homebred rising star Avie’s Flatter captured the 115th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Josie Carroll trainee stamped himself as a top contender for year-ends honors with his winning performance in the 1-1/8-mile stakes race considered to be a stepping-stone to the Queen’s Plate. […]

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Silent Sonet Shocks Ontario Fashion Field At 56-1

Owner/breeder Ivan Dalos’s 2017 Breeder’s Cup runner-up Ami’s Mesa was the 5-2 favorite competing back at Woodbine for the first time this year in Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3), but it was his longshot that stole the show. With jockey David Moran aboard, Dalos’ other homebred filly Silent Sonet pulled off a 56-1 […]

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Ami’s Flatter Retired To Ocala Stud For 2019

Ivan Dalos’ Ami’s Flatter, winner of the 2016 Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland, has been retired and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Ocala Stud. A fee will be announced at a later date, and he is available for inspection. “We are looking forward to working with Mr. Dalos on standing Ami’s Flatter,” […]

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Avie’s Flatter Professional All The Way In Canadian Cup And Saucer Stakes

Avie’s Flatter had experienced problems at the start in his first two appearances but was the consummate professional on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack as he cruised to a 5 1/4 length score in the 82nd running of the Cup and Saucer Stakes. The $225,000 Cup and Saucer, a race for Canadian-bred two-year-olds which was run […]

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Avie’s Mineshaft Defeats Dixie Moon In Wonder Where At Woodbine

Ivan Dalos’ homebred filly Avie’s Mineshaft wore down the favored Woodbine Oaks champion, Dixie Moon, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jockey Gary Boulanger completed a sweep of the Sunday stakes after guiding Decorated Soldier to […]

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