On the south bank of the Nanny river at Laytown in County Meath is Corbal- Lis, home to many generations of the Delany family, since the 1880’s. It was here that Alan Delany’s great uncle Edward Delany founded Corbal Lis stud in 1890. Teetotum was the first horse owned by Eddie Delany to win a race in the Black and Gold Delany colours. These black and gold colours made up of a black body and a gold cap, continue to be prominent in Irish horse racing both over jumps and on the flat, and have been handed down through the Delany generations and are currently held by Alan’s dad, Eamon Delany. These distinctive colours are acknowledged to be the oldest active racing colours in use in Ireland today. 2021 marks a record-making 131 years of Delany family involvement in Irish racing, making the family one of the longest-standing involved in the history of Irish horse racing.
Alan Delany’s involvement in the equine world, began at a young age when every day after school he would drop his school bag at the front door and run down to the yard to help his dad, Eamon with the horses. Alan’s passion for horses is still as strong today as it was all those years ago and his knowledge and experience of the Irish equine industry is second to none. His familiarity with the day to day to issues of keeping breeding, and feeding horses and the challenges faced by competitive racing and eventing allows him to really understand his customer’s concerns for their horse performance and welfare.
Alan Delany’s mother Alma, is well known in the Irish greyhound industry having bred and raced many top greyhounds over the years using the “Ashcarne” prefix for all her dogs. Many of our Irish long term dog food and supplement customers remember “Ashcarne Chips” winning many races in the early 1980s around Shelbourne Park and Harolds Cross, breaking and setting track records over marathon distances.
Alan is also a director of Bellewstown racecourse and Laytown racecourse in County Meath where he is active on both committees, and he is proud to be a member of the Irish Racehorse Owners Association and Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Alan’s association with Bluegrass Horse Feeds began, about 20 years ago, when he had a horse with ulcers and decided to source a product to help with this condition. From his extensive research, he came across Bluegrass Horse Feeds and started using them with great results. Alan decided to become a distributor for Bluegrass and Equine America supplement products, and Delany Performance Feeds Ltd grew from there. Bluegrass and Equine America supplements have been active both in the national and international animal feed and supplement markets for many years. Their equine nutrition scientific market knowledge, along with existing supplier relationships, allows Alan to source the best products from quality suppliers from around the world. Alan together with his wife Lisa are distributors for Bluegrass Horse Feeds and Dog Foods across the Island of Ireland, the UK and expanding into Europe and the Middle East, in particular Dubai.
Alan is only a phone call away, to advise customers on the different range of animal feed and supplement products and the different nutritional aspects of each product. This very personal touch is a service greatly valued by his nationwide and international customers, who know they can contact Alan, Monday through to Sunday to discuss any horse feed and dog food-related questions, which they might have.
We supply many of the top horse trainers throughout Ireland and the UK. Our client base includes many such as Gordon Elliott, Gavin Cromwell, Noel Meade, and Olly Murphy, we also supply many tops studs and Consignors of horses to all the major Irish and UK horse sales.
Bluegrass Horse Feeds is also used by many other equine disciplines including, Show Jumping Edward Doyle, Kenneth Graham, and Abby Sweetman, in Eventing Johnny Steel, in Dressage Kate Dywer, Trotting Joe Sheridan from Springhill Stud and the LKH Polo Team.