Prior to its purchase in 1984, the farm was used for raising cattle and growing tobacco. Almost all of the farm was redeveloped over several years and has grown into the 1,500 acres you find today.
Champions and G1 winners foaled and raised here include Alpha, Emcee, Encke, Fantastic Light, Dream Ahead, Music Note, Flashing and Aesop’s Fables.
Some of the well-known mares currently living at Gainsborough are Hall of Famer Ashado, five-time G1 winner Music Note, and G1 winners Flashing, Dance Card, Game Face, Composure, and Indy Five Hundred. In addition, Balanchine, the 1994 Irish Derby and Epsom Oaks winner, is pensioned at Gainsborough.