Racing's Inglis family on coping with the loss of their daughter Olivia

By Candida Baker
Updated January 23 2018 - 12:50pm, first published 10:30am
Charlotte and Arthur Inglis at their home in Moss Vale. Photo: Tim Bauer
Charlotte and Arthur Inglis at their home in Moss Vale. Photo: Tim Bauer

It’s been nearly two years since their 17-year-old daughter Olivia, a talented horse rider, was killed in a fall. As they push for greater safety in eventing, Arthur and Charlotte Inglis are also involved in an historic rebirth: the relocation and expansion of Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred auction business.

It's dark outside the historic Inglis sale ring at Australia's most famous thoroughbred auction site. But the old fig tree nearby, whose shade has graced this Newmarket yard in Sydney's Randwick for more than a century, is draped with fairy lights, and inside the ring there is colour and movement aplenty as waitresses weave through the crowd offering glasses of Veuve Clicquot.

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