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


Melinda Richards is the Managing Director of Gainsborough Lodge.  As the daughter of the late Col Richards, she is committed to continuing and expanding her father’s legacy. She has been around thoroughbred horses since before she could even walk and is dedicated to growing the Gainsborough Lodge brand.



Melinda’s husband Craig Wallace is responsible for managing the stud, as well as the Gainsborough Lodge racing stable. Craig has been involved in a number of racing syndicates and has also been instrumental in the acquisition of thoroughbreds since the early 2000s through Brisbane Bloodstock when acting on behalf of Gainsborough Lodge.



Christine Frohloff is Gainsborough Lodge’s stud manager and boasts over 25 years experience within the thoroughbred industry. Moreover, she has built an enviable reputation as one of the finest operators in her field. After a decade of service at Gainsborough Lodge she knows what it takes to produce commercial yearlings — from the second they are conceived to the time they hit the sales yard. Christine's name in the industry is second to none.

Stud Manager CHRISTINE FROHLOFF 0429 140 942