Kylie Bax is going down a familiar path with her latest Group One performer Aspen Colorado with the lightly raced filly joining Chris Waller’s Sydney stable.
A model turned successful breeder and syndicator, Bax has high hopes the daughter of Proisir can further add to a family roll of honour that already features the well-performed mare Danzdanzdance.
The Mastercraftsman mare was bought back at Karaka for $5000 by Bax from the 2016 draft of Blandford Lodge, owned and operated by her parents Graham and Helen-Gaye with Wellington identity Lib Petagna.
Danzdanzdance won the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) and Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) from the Ruakaka stable of Chris Gibbs before she joined Waller’s team and added a third placing in the Gr.1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600m) to her resume.
At the end of her racing career, she was sold to Fernrigg Farm for A$475,000 at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale.
And now the Bax-bred and managed Aspen Colorado, who is from the family of Danzdanzdance, will do her future racing from the champion Sydney horseman’s operation.
She broke her maiden over ground in February before running fourth in the Gr.2 Lowland Stakes (2100m) and was then a fast-finishing third in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) for Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall.