Blandford Lodge is owned by Graham and Helen-Gaye Bax with Wellington businessman Lib Petagna who owns Blandford Lodge graduate Lucia Valentina. Mr Petagna has a long term association with thoroughbred racing and ownership.   

Having been in the racing and breeding industry for more than 25 years Graham Bax has bred many stake winners such as Soleil Rouge, Anatomy, Silky Red Boxer, Star of Gretchen, She Will Be Loved, Black Sun, Aeroforce One, Better Than Ever, Six O’Clock News, Lucia Valentina, Pasadena Girl, and Danz Danz Dance.

With yearlings having sold at Karaka for up to $420,000 to date, Blandford Lodge and the new partnership are looking to raise the bar on thoroughbred breeding in New Zealand with the regular purchase of high-quality bloodstock, Blandford Lodge has a very exciting future ahead.