Oakwood Stud

Oakwood Stud was 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 to exceptional Yearling rosters. Oakwood Stud is pleased to have sold, Oakwood Starcam the highest priced yearling filly ever to be sold at Brightwells Standardbred Sale in 2017, and then to follow it up in 2018 with another high-priced filly Oakwood Let’s Boogie. Our Broodmare Band has been hand-picked and imported from America, allowing 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. We work closely with many of the leading veterinarians in the industry. We are fully dedicated in bringing the Standardbred breed to fruition in both Ireland and the UK. In 2012, Oakwood Stud started the Vincent Delaney Memorial in honor of our brother. What started as an idea of a memorial race has grown exponentially in the last few years. The VDM racing weekend now hosts visitors from around the world, including the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and more. We are proud to be able to support Irish racing through the weekend and to bring it to a global audience. 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 already world famous for producing some of the best Thoroughbred horses in the sport, so Oakwood says, “Why can’t we also produce some of the finest Standardbred horses in the world? And we will!”

Derek & James Delaney

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