Oakwood stud has been developed by brothers James and Derek Delaney.
We have been breeding horses for a quarter of a century and have recently turned our passion for the Standardbred Horse into a fulltime “family run” Stud Farm.

At Oakwood Stud, we offer a range of services from high end quality Standardbred Sires for Stud and Yearling sales.

Our Broodmare Band has been hand-picked and imported from America which allows us to offer some of the finest bloodlines available throughout Ireland and the UK at public auction.
Oakwood Stud itself is set on 80 acres of top limestone grazing land in Co Offaly. We also have a fully equipped Lab for A.I. purposes and semen evaluation and this allows us to have a very high percentage reproduction rate, working closely with many of the leading veterinarians in the industry.

We our fully dedicated in bringing the Standardbred breed to fruition in both Ireland and the UK.

We feel with the investment we have made in our bloodlines and the world-wide contacts we have established in the breeding industry along with the quality of limestone land at Oakwood Stud, we can compete with the rest of the world and show just how good of a Standardbred we can produce right here in Ireland.

Our goal is to breed horses good enough to be competitive anywhere on the world stage of Harness Racing (The Irish are world famous for producing some of the best Thoroughbred horses in the sport)
Oakwood says why can’t we not also produce some of the finest Standardbred horses in the world. And we will!

Derek & James Delaney