Proud breeders of 2016/17 QTIS Horse of the Year PARADIS IMPERIAL

Gainsborough Lodge is a long established thoroughbred nursery located on the outskirts of Toowoomba, Queensland, on the famous Darling Downs. For the past quarter of a Century, the family name of Richards has been synonymous with the stud following its purchase in 1991 by prominent Queenslander Col Richards.

Following his passing in early 2015, Col’s daughter Melinda now oversees the property with the invaluable assistance of her husband Craig Wallace and long-serving stud manager Christine Frohloff.

In a very short space of time, the new Gainsborough Lodge team has been able to develop a significant profile at yearling sale venues on the eastern seaboard with graduates that have met with instant success on the racetrack. 2016/17 QTIS Horse of the Year Paradis Imperial was bred, reared, raised and sold by a regenerated thoroughbred concern with an enviable reputation within the Australian thoroughbred industry associated with 1000s of individual winners in one form or another.


Stud Manager CHRISTINE FROHLOFF 0429 140 942