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, livery & foaling down. Oakwood Stud is pleased to have sold, Oakwood Carmelita the highest priced yearling filly or colt ever to be sold in the UK or Ireland at York Standardbred Sale in 2021 the £75,000 broke the previous record we had set for a filly Oakwood Starcam £28,000 back in 2017, 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 honour 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 and British racing through the weekend and to bring it to a global audience. We feel with the investment we have made in our bloodlines and our facilities along with the world-wide contacts we have established in the breeding industry and with the quality of limestone land at Oakwood Stud that we have all the ingredients to be competitive with the rest of the world and show just how good of a Standardbred we can produce right here in Ireland. Our end goal is to breed horses good enough to be competitive anywhere on the world stage of Harness Racing which we are now starting to achieve with 3yo Filly Oakwood Anabella competing at the very highest level in the USA in 2021 racing the Grand Circuit events such as the Jugette where she finished 2nd by a head to Test Of Faith and 3rd in the Final she also broke the Dayton Track Record P, 3, 1:49.3, Oakwood Inititowinit is also competing in open class in the USA and sold for $100,000 dollars twice in 2021, Oakwood Coral had a 3 race winning streak since landing in Canada in 2022. 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

Derek & James Delaney

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