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 Tall Oaks Farm, noted that the new venture with Jeff Goy’s 2 Points Ranch was formed to boost the breeding program in Manitoba. “New stallions and bloodlines provide diversity, momentum and more opportunity for local breeders.”

Goy is the interim chairman of Assiniboia Downs racetrack, a longtime member of the HBPA and a leading breeder. His farm is managed by Wayne King.

Ami’s Holiday was a precocious two-year-old, a leading three-year-old in Canada and a stakes winner on turf, Tapeta and graded stakes-placed on dirt. As a juvenile, Ami’s Holiday won the Grey Stakes (G3) at Woodbine following his maiden win at six furlongs.

At three, Ami’s Holiday competed in all three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown. He was second to Lexie Lou in the Queen’s Plate, third in the Prince of Wales on dirt at Fort Erie and then won the 1 1/2 mile Breeders’ Stakes on turf.  He was third in the Grade 3 Ben Ali Handicap at Keeneland as a four-year-old and third in the Richard Small Stakes at Laurel, both dirt stakes.

Ami’s Holiday entered stud in 2017 and his first crop was represented by the classic-placed H C Holiday, who was a troubled third in the 2021 Queen’s Plate. H C Holiday has won three races and earned over $250,000. Bossy Holiday, from the stallion’s second crop, won the Ontario Heritage Series for three-year-old colts last year, winning the Lake Erie Stakes and placing in two other added-money events. Ami’s Holiday’s progeny earned over $954,000 in 2022, making him second only to Reload as Ontario’s active leading third crop stallion (standing in the province for the entire season).

Ami’s Holiday has 19 winners from 34 starters currently in 2023 and progeny earnings over $700,000.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have an opportunity to partner with Colleen and Ivan Dalos of Tall Oaks Farms,” said Wayne King, manager of 2 Points Ranch. “To be able to bring a horse like Ami’s Holiday to Manitoba, a precocious and versatile runner, steeped with the Dalos’ deep, successful Canadian bloodlines, is a win for 2 Points Ranch but we anticipate also for all of the breeders in Manitoba.”

Ami’s Holiday is from Dalos’ blue hen mare Victorious Ami, dam of multiple graded stakes winner Ami’s Mesa.

“We’re very excited to bring a son of Harlan’s Holiday to Manitoba,” said King. “Obviously Into Mischief [sire of Harlan’s Holiday] is one of the worlds top sires but Harlan’s Holiday also has young sires such as Good Samaritan and Neolithic making some noise now. We feel it’s a sire line that will complement the stallion roster in Manitoba and we’re very excited to have an opportunity to stand a stallion of this calibre in our home province.

“We have sent mares to Ami’s Holiday each of the last three years and have been thrilled with the foals to date. Overall his four crops of have already earned over $2.2 million.”

You can view Ami’s Holiday’s stallion page here.