Kiwi model who partied with Donald Trump now successful racing owner

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Kylie Bax, pictured here with Donald Trump in New York.
Kylie Bax has gone from modelling and partying with Donald Trump, to horse racing. Images: Getty

Kylie Bax has opened up about her new career in horse racing - a far cry from her days as a supermodel who partied with Donald Trump.

The New Zealander was a world-famous supermodel in the 1990s, walking the catwalks in Paris, New York and London.

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The 45-year-old modelled for the likes of Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Gucci and Christian Lacroix, making some friends in very high places.

Bax was seen on the arm of Donald Trump a number of times throughout the 1990s, with unconfirmed rumours the pair were dating.

When Trump announced he was running for presidency in the 2016 election and caused controversy with sexist and misogynistic remarks, Bax jumped to his defence.

“He’s a very generous man, he’s very kind. He’s obviously a very smart man who knows how to negotiate deals,” she told the NZ Herald.

“If your friend was up for president you would probably back them too.”

Kylie Bax’s new career in horse racing

But in a far cry from her days on the runway, Bax new runs a successful horse racing syndicate back in New Zealand.

“My father started in the industry when I was nine years old,” she said previously.

“I remember sitting down in my parents’ lounge when I was a kid and watching the Kentucky Derby and that sort of solidified everything for me.

“I said to my parents, ‘I’m going to buy a farm in Kentucky one day’ and I did. That’s how my love and passion came about for the Thoroughbred.”

Bax’s most successful horse has been Beauty Generation, a superstar on the Hong Kong racing circuit.

Kylie Bax, pictured here at the party for Irina Pantaeva's book 'Siberian Dream'.
Kylie Bax at the party for Irina Pantaeva's book 'Siberian Dream'. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Across 2018 ands 2019, Beauty Generation won 10 consecutive races - losing at the the Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy to snap the streak.

“I don’t think people understand how hands on I am - I am seven days a week,” Bax said about her new career.

“It’s why I can’t be there to cheer on Beauty Generation but hopefully I can get more people interested and involved in racing with me and racing in general.

“I love it, I have always loved it and will always love it.”

Bax was discovered in a New Zealand shopping centre by an agent from Clyne Model Management.

She relocated to New York and began work as a fashion model at a young age, where she met Trump.

She has appeared on magazine covers for Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, Vanity Fair and ELLE, as well as starring in Hollywood films ‘Perfume’ and ‘Get Over It’.

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