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Zacara destroys RH in day two Gold Cup play

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: JAEGER-LECOULTRE GOLD CUP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN (2016) – DAY 2 ♔♔♔     Zacara – 14 Tom Brodie (3), Lyndon Lea (1), Lucas Monteverde (8), Pablo Macdonough (10) RH Polo – 5 Ben Soleimani (0), Ali Paterson (4), Rodrigo Andrade (9), Nicolas Pieres (9) Zacara seized a resounding 14-5 victory over RH Polo and Clarke & Green defeated Apes Hill 9-6 on day two of the 2016 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup. Both

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HB upset Talandracas in Gold Cup Opener

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: JAEGER-LECOULTRE GOLD CUP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN (2016) – DAY ONE ♔♔♔     HB Polo – 12 Ludovic Pailloncy (1), Cubi Toccalino (8), Pelon Stirling (10), Sebastien Pailloncy (3) Talandracas – 10 Edouard Carmignac (0), Pablo Pieres (9), Tommy Beresford (4), Sapo Caset (9) HB Polo Team came out gunning to beat Talandracas in Tuesday’s opening match of the 2016 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup—and they did, 12-10. Of course anyone with a

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Black Bears edge 2016 Warwickshire Cup

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: BLEDISLOE WARWICKSHIRE CUP (2016) – FINAL ♔♔♔     Black Bears – 8 Guy Schwarzenbach (1), Patrick O’Dwyer (6), Max Charlton (7), John Paul Clarkin (7) Britannia El Remanso – 7 Charlie Hanbury (4), Ollie Cudmore (5), James Beim (7), James Harper (6) It has been over a decade since the bears got their paws on the Warwickshire Cup but it was worth the wait for Guy Schwarzebach as they beat Charlie

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Dubai edges 2016 Cartier Queen’s Cup

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – FINAL ♔♔♔     Dubai – 12 Rashid Albwardy (2), Kian Hall (1), Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Juan Martin Nero (9) La Indiana – 11 Michael Bickford (1), Nicolas Roldan (7), Agustin Merlos (8), Julian De Lusarreta (6) The final of the Cartier Queen’s Cup today at Guards Polo Club really was a game of two halves. Dubai, no doubt favourites in this match as they have already

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La Indiana upsets reigning champ; earns final berth

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – SEMI-FINALS ♔♔♔     La Indiana – 13 Michael Bickford (1), Nicolas Roldan (7), Agustin Merlos (8), Julian De Lusarreta (6) King Power Foxes – 12 Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (1), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Facundo Pieres (10), Jose Ramon Araya (1) A major upset in today’s Cartier Queen’s Cup Semi-Finals saw Michael Bickford’s La Indiana power into the final. They were up against the holders, and no doubt favourites

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La Indiana and Zacara advance to semis

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – QUARTER-FINALS ♔♔♔     La Indiana – 16 Michael Bickford (1), Nicolas Roldan (7), Agustin Merlos (8), Julian De Lusarreta (6) Sifani – 7 Hilali Noordeen (0), Juan Gris Zavaleta (7), Luke Tomlinson (7), John Paul Clarkin (7) La Indiana have earned themselves a place in Wednesday’s Cartier Queen’s Cup semi-finals at the first time of asking after substantially defeating Sifani (rec 1) 16-7 at Billingbear this

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Dubai and King Power Foxes advance to semis

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – QUARTER-FINALS ♔♔♔     Dubai – 15 Rashid Albwardy (2), Kian Hall (1), Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Juan Martin Nero (9) HB Polo – 9 Ludovic Pailloncy (1), Ignacio Toccalino (8), David Stirling (10), Sebastien Pailloncy (3) Rashid Albwardy’s Dubai defeated the Pailloncy brothers HB Polo 15-9 in a morning game at the Gottschalk family’s Les Lions polo grounds. Although Adolfo Cambiaso was on good form, scoring nine

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A Day of Upsets, at the Cartier Queen’s Cup

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 11 ♔♔♔     HB Polo – 12 Ludovic Pailloncy (1), Ignacio Toccalino (8), David Stirling (10), Sebastien Pailloncy (3) Valiente/Dubai – 8 Bob Jornayvaz (1), Martin Valent (5), Guillermo Terrera (8), Alejo Stirling de Tarenco (6) The first match of the day was a match of equals with 8th placed HB Polo playing 9th placed Valiente/Dubai (rec 2 goals). However, the writing was on the

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La Bamba and Sifani deliver Queen’s Cup upsets

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 9 ♔♔♔     La Bamba de Areco – 14 Jean-Francois Decaux (0), Diego Cavanagh (8), Christian Laprida (8), Rodrigo Rueda (6) Talandracas – 9 Edouard Carmignac (0), Pablo Pieres (9), Tommy Beresford (4), Guillermo Caset (9) The final Cartier Queen’s Cup league matches took place today, with two teams scoring their first wins of the tournament. La Bamba de Areco defeated Talandracas 14-9 at Manor

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Big Queen’s Cup wins for Dubai and El Remanso

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 7 ♔♔♔     Dubai – 15 Rashid Albwardy (2), Kian Hall (1), Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Juan Martin Nero (9) Zacara – 9 Jack Hyde (3), Lyndon Lea (1), Lucas Monteverde (8), Pablo Macdonough (10) Dubai confirmed their status as one of the top teams in this year’s Cartier Queen’s Cup with an impressive 15-9 win over Zacara at Zacara’s home ground today. This was always

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La Indiana 1-1, Dubai 2-0 in Queen’s Cup play

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 6 ♔♔♔     La Indiana – 13 Michael Bickford (1), Nicolas Roldan (7), Agustin Merlos (8), Julian De Lusarreta (6) La Bamba de Areco – 10 Jean-Francois Decaux (0), Diego Cavanagh (8), Christian Laprida (8), Rodrigo Rueda (6) A fast paced game at Cowdray Park in Sussex saw Michael Bickford’s La Indiana register their first Cartier Queen’s Cup victory. They led Jean Francois Decaux’s La

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Zacara and King Power Foxes remain undefeated

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 5 ♔♔♔     Zacara – 13 Jack Hyde (3), Lyndon Lea (1), Lucas Monteverde (8), Pablo MacDonough (10) Sifani – 9 Hilali Noordeen (0), Juan Gris Zavaleta (7), Luke Tomlinson (7), John Paul Clarkin (7) Pablo Macdonough was on good form for Zacara in their comprehensive victory over Sifani at lunchtime today. Hilali Noordeen’s squad were looking for their first win in this year’s tournament,

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King Power Foxes and Britannia El Remanso win

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 3 ♔♔♔     King Power Foxes – 12 Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (1), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Facundo Pieres (10), Pepito Araya (1) La Indiana – 9 Michael Bickford (1), Nicolas Roldan (7), Agustin Merlos (8), Julian De Lusarreta (6) The holders of the Cartier Queen’s Cup, King Power Foxes, started their 2016 campaign with a confident victory over Michael Bickford’s La Indiana. There was a change of

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Dubai and Talandracas win Queen’s Cup debuts

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY 2 ♔♔♔     Dubai – 12 Rashid Albwardy (2), Kian Hall (1), Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Juan Martin Nero (9) Valiente/Dubai – 8 Bob Jornayvaz (1), Martin Valent (5), Guillermo Terrera (8), Alejo Stirling de Tarenco (6) A disappointing game, much of it played in drizzly rain, featuring the two Dubai teams taking part in this year’s Cartier Queen’s Cup. Ralph Richardson stepped in for Rob

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Apes Hill and Zacara open Queen’s Cup victorious

BRITISH TRIPLE CROWN: CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP (2016) – DAY ONE ♔♔♔     Apes Hill – 9 George Hanbury (3), Mark Tomlinson (6), Eduardo Novillo Astrada (9), Alec White (4) La Bamba de Areco – 6 Jean-Francois Decaux (0), Diego Cavanagh (8), Christian Laprida (8), Rodrigo Rueda (6) Apes Hill, winners of the Queen’s Cup in 2009, made a successful return to the high-goal today. They defeated Jean Francois Decaux’s La Bamba de Areco 9-6

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Prince Harry wins 2016 Sentebale Polo Cup

SENTEBALE ROYAL SALUTE POLO CUP (2016)     Rain didn’t dampen spirits, as Prince Harry rode onto the polo field at Valiente Polo Farm, for the seventh Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Palm Beach. Despite thunder and lightning, over 300 guests attended the exclusive event, to watch Prince Harry raise money and awareness for his charity Sentebale that supports young people living with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, Africa. The second event of its kind to

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Prince Harry’s 7th Sentebale Polo Cup

SENTEBALE ROYAL SALUTE POLO CUP (2016)     The 2016 Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup will be hosted at Valiente Polo Farm in Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday, May 4th. The annual fundraising event will raise money for Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale, which supports vulnerable children and young people living with HIV in Lesotho in southern Africa. Luxury Scotch whisky Royal Salute proudly partners with Sentebale for the sixth time on the annual polo cup.

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Orchard Hill edges 2016 U.S. Open Final

AMERICAN TRIPLE CROWN: U.S. OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP (2016) – FINAL ♔♔♔   Facundo Pieres scores the game winning goal for Orchard Hill in overtime, against the Dubai polo team.   Last year’s runner-up, Orchard Hill returned to this year’s U.S. Open Polo Championship final undefeated, and determined to earn what they narrowly lost last year. Led by 2015 U.S. Open Champion, and No. 1 ranked player in the world, Adolfo Cambiaso, Dubai also reached the

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Orchard Hill takes down White Birch in OT

AMERICAN TRIPLE CROWN: U.S. OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP (2016) – SEMI-FINAL ♔♔♔     Orchard Hill played their way into the U.S. Open Polo Championship final for the second consecutive year, taking White Birch 9-8 after four gruelling minutes of overtime play. The game was a seven chukka roller coaster ride, with Orchard Hill owning the first half and White Birch springing from a four-goal deficit to tie the game at 6 in the fourth chukka.

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Dubai parks Audi; takes berth in U.S. Open final

AMERICAN TRIPLE CROWN: U.S. OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP (2016) – SEMI-FINAL ♔♔♔     Opponents Adolfo Cambiaso, and Gonzalo Pieres came out on fire, each scoring five times in the first half. Cambiaso as always, was incredibly well mounted, and won the Best String award. He started the game on Boeing, one of his favorite mounts, who he usually saves for later. Leading 7-5, Dubai started the second half like a runaway train, making six goals

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