When the Inglis Riverside Complex opened recently at Warwick Farm, the unveiling of the new super-sized statue ‘The Yearling and the Leader’ drew plenty of attention. The sculpture, by local artist Tanya Bartlett, stands proudly at the entrance to the complex, and represents a yearling colt and his female handler.

Bluebloods spoke to Inglis Managing Director, Mark Webster, about The Yearling and The Leader.

A sculpture is a dramatic piece of art. What was the thinking behind the decision to commission this piece?

We’d decided we wanted to have a dramatic and interesting sculpture at the front of the hotel that everyone would see upon arrival. We wanted the statue to reflect positively on the racing industry and what we do.