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Living Polo - Weekly Newsletter No.1 April 2013

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LivingPolo ™  - NEWS & LIFESTYLE Newsletter
April 2013
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Lechuza Caracas and Alegria register Maserati U. S. Open wins
Lechuza Caracas broke open a hotly-contested match with Piaget Saturday afternoon in 2013 Maserati U. S. Open...
Teams faced each other this Saturday and have moved on to Sunday’s final
Ayala/El Rosario and Sapphire/Bayswater London Gin to play final at Santa María
The finalists of the 34th Torneo Memorial José Ignacio Domecq emerged after this Saturday’s...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Goose Creek captures Primavera Cup in 15-12 win
Maureen Brennan’s Goose Creek polo team captured the 2013 12-Goal Primavera Cup at the International...
Team defeats British Polo Army foursome at Dubai
Habtoor Polo Team victorious again in British Polo Day
A new edition of the British Polo Day went ahead this Friday (March 29th), with the Dubai Polo &...
Third-round matches of 2013 HH President of UAE Polo Cup
Zedan Polo Team and Abu Dhabi Polo Team in recovery mode
Two hard-fought matches were played this Friday (March 29th) as part of the 2013 HH President of UAE Polo Cup,...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Zorzal turns back ERG rally for US Open win
Opening goals from Zorzal’s Freddie Mannix (40-yard penalty goal) and Jason Crowder were complimented by...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Coca-Cola defeats Audi in Maserati US Open play
The 2013 Maserati U. S. Open Championship at the International Polo Club in Wellington got off to an exciting...
Second-day matches of 3rd stage played this Thursday
Five teams march on undefeated in Argentina Polo Tour
The six foursomes taking part in the third stage of the Argentina Polo Tour QBE La Buenos Aires Seguros...
Repeat victories for Sapphire/Bayswater London Gin and FCT Polo
Two teams make up for lost ground at Santa María Polo Club
The penultimate round of qualifying matches corresponding to the Torneo Memorial José Ignacio Domecq...
World’s oldest polo club is located in Calcutta, India. Keshav Bangur goes through the venue’s lengthy history and its present time with LivingPolo.com
Calcutta Polo Club and its more than 150 years with the sport
Perhaps it is not the world’s most popular club and perhaps today’s polo stars do not visit its...
On June 30th, in aid of the Polo Training Center Santa Barbara
The Mikimoto Polo Challenge
Imagine Summer at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club… It’s June 30th and you’re high...
Team wins its third match running; Sapphire/Bayswater London Gin also victorious
Ayala/El Rosario close to securing berth in Memorial José Ignacio Domecq final
The Ayala/El Rosario foursome stands as the top candidate to title honours in the Torneo Memorial José...
Coupe d'Or and Coupe d'Argent, in July and August
Dates for leading tournaments at Deauville announced
The Polo de Deauville venue in France, one of the country’s leading polo venues, has just announced the...
All teams in action on Tuesday. Next matches this Thursday
Stage 3 of Argentina Polo Tour begins at Centauros
With twelve 16-goal teams taking part, the third stage of the Argentina Polo Tour QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires...
Home team Ghantoot, the day’s other winning foursome
Bin Drai Polo Team marches on undefeated in HH President of UAE Polo Cup
The second day of the 2013 HH President of UAE Polo Cup went ahead this Wednesday (March 27th) at the Ghantoot...
MINI Plant Oxford leads celebration of 100 years of car-making in Oxford
On March 27th a centenary exhibition was opened in the new Visitor Centre at MINI Plant Oxford by Transport...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
2013 Primavera March: Goose Creek and Iberia Bank register wins
Two matches got the 2013 Primavera March 12-goal underway as Goose Creek scored a 7-6 win over Jan Pamela...
2013 President of UAE Polo Cup kicked off this Monday
Opening day victories for Zedan Polo Team and Bin Drai Polo Team at Ghantoot
The 2013 HH President of UAE Polo Cup kicked off this Monday (March 25th) at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo...
Twelve up to 16-goal teams competing at Centauros, with some leading players in action
All set for third stage of Argentina Polo Tour
Juan Ignacio Merlos, Bartolomé Castagnola, Lucas Monteverde, Eduardo Heguy, Ignacio Toccalino, Valerio...
Team headed by Diego Cavanagh and Guillermo Wellington wins Copa República Argentina
Title goes to La Bamba de Areco Río Uruguay Seguros at Palermo
In what turned out to be a highly entertaining match, La Bamba de Areco Río Uruguay Seguros defeated...
By Matías Callejo
Photo Gallery: Copa La Aguada Otoño
By Matías Callejo
Championship-winning team defeats Franco 12-11 at Open Door
Copa La Aguada Otoño goes to La Tapera
The La Tapera foursome, with Anne Marie van Gils, Juan Carlos Harriet, Juan Pedro Harriet and Felipe Llorente...
Second win for team with victory against Santa Quitería in Memorial José Ignacio Domecq
Ayala/El Rosario remains undefeated in Spanish tournament
The first two days’ action corresponding to the 34th Torneo Memorial José Ignacio Domecq went...
Clear win against Saeza Laetare seals stage 2 Argentina Polo Tour title for team
Sainte Mesme wraps up title at La Dolfina
The finals corresponding to the second stage of the Argentina Polo Tour QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires were...
By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: Butler Handicap
By Alex Pacheco
By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: USPA Piaget Gold Cup final
By Alex Pacheco
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Valiente beats Zacara, 13-9; wins USPA Piaget Gold Cup
Valiente made up for an early season loss (in the C. V. Whitney Cup) to Zacara and successfully defended its...
Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
Photo Gallery: British Polo Day - EAU
On Saturday night, the British Polo Day 2013 series kicked off in style at Abu Dhabi’s Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
The British Polo Day Series returns to the UAE for the 5th successive year
On Saturday night, the British Polo Day 2013 series, presented by Land Rover, kicked off in style at Abu...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Caset scores in final seconds-Piaget in Butler Handicap finals
It took a little while to get in rhythm, but Piaget got their act together in the second half of...
Qualifying rounds completed at Open Door
La Tapera to face Franco in Copa La Aguada Otoño final
With the last of the qualifying rounds of the Copa La Aguada Otoño having gone ahead this Thursday...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
ERG tops Audi 12-7; earns Butler Handicap final berth
ERG broke the game open in the third chukker, scoring five goals and racing out to a commanding 9-4 halftime...
Undefeated teams in deciding match this Saturday at La Dolfina
Stage 2 of Argentina Polo Tour to be decided between Sainte Mesme and Saeza...
Shortly before the start of heavy downpours in the Buenos Aires area, most of the final round of qualifying...
Renowned event begins Monday 25th at Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club
2013 HH President of UAE Polo Cup presented
A press conference was held this Wednesday at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, announcing the...
USPA Piaget Gold Cup - By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: Valiente vs. Alegria
Photos by Alex Pacheco
USPA Piaget Gold Cup - By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: Zacara vs. Lechuza Caracas
Photos by Alex Pacheco
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Zacara and Valiente to meet in USPA Piaget Gold Cup finals
Two of the season’s most exciting matches saw Zacara and Valiente score victories and earn berths in the...
La Natividad and Sauvaterre Lovelocks move ahead
Copa República Argentina semi-finals coming up next
The two remaining semi-finalists of the Campeonato Nacional Intercircuitos con Hándicap, Copa...
Five up to 12-goal teams in Memorial José Ignacio Domecq as from this Saturday
Spain: All set for Santa María Polo Club season’s kickoff
A new polo season is due to kick off this Saturday (March 23rd) at Spain’s Santa María Polo Club,...
La Bamba de Areco Río Uruguay Seguros and La Alegría de Lobos Centralab edge closer to final
First two teams prepare for Copa República Argentina semi-finals
There was renewed action at Polo’s Cathedral at Palermo in Buenos Aires, in what refers to the...
Team edges closer to final with second win. End of event for Río Uruguay Seguros team after new defeat
Renewed success for Franco foursome in Copa La Aguada Otoño
The third day of the Copa La Aguada Otoño’s sixth edition went ahead ahead this Tuesday (March...
Victories go to Franco and Dark Horse, at Open Door
Second day of VI Copa La Aguada Otoño
The second round of matches corresponding to the Copa La Aguada Otoño’s sixth edition went ahead...
Third-placed team wins zone B at Cañuelas
La Enriqueta Idear Design into Circuito Polo Sur final
The third stage of the Copa de Oro corresponding to the 2013 Circuito Polo Sur, came to an end last Sunday...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Jan Pamela takes IPC March 12-Goal
The Jan Pamela polo team built up an early 4-2 halftime lead and held on for an 8-7 win at the expense of...
By the International Polo Academy
Repair and Recovery
International Polo Academy (IPA) is working with Clubs, Teams and Players around the world, supplying a range...
By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: USPA Piaget Gold Cup semifinals set
By Alex Pacheco
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
USPA Piaget Gold Cup semifinals set
After two weeks and 18 games, Valiente (3-0), Zacara (3-0), Lechuza (3-0) and Alegria (2-1) emerged from a...
Second day of renowned tournament, at Pilar and Palermo
More Copa de la República Argentina action
The second day of the Campeonato Nacional Intercircuitos con Handicap, Copa República Argentina, went...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
IPC March: Mt. Airy rally falls short; Goose Creek wins, 11-9
Mt. Airy received one goal by handicap from the 12-goal Goose Creek team, but were unable to add to it in the...
Opening day of Copa La Aguada Otoño, at La Aguada Polo Club
Debut wins for La Tapera and Los Cocos at Open Door
Two hard-fought matches marked the beginning of the Copa La Aguada Otoño at the Novillo Astrada...
Repeat victories for Leyemer, Saeza Letrate, Barra Brava Casa de Mar and Sainte Mesme at Cañuelas
Argentina Polo Tour, the same winners on day 2
The second stage of the Argentina Polo Tour QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires continued its way this Saturday (March...
Divina Proporción team’s rival to emerge this weekend at Cañuelas
All set for final stage of Circuito Polo Sur
The last rounds corresponding to zone B of the 2013 Copa de Oro del Circuito Polo Sur are to go ahead this...
Photo Gallery: The Dubai Gold Cup Final at Dubai
Wins for Leyemer, Saeza Letrate, Barra Brava Casa de Mar and Sainte Mesme at La Dolfina
Second stage of Argentina Polo Tour gets under way
The eight teams that are taking part in the second stage of the 2013 Argentina Polo Tour QBE Seguros La Buenos...
Dominating, 14-6 win secures season’s leading title, the Gold Cup
High scoring and title for Ghantoot Polo Team at Dubai
Ghantoot Polo Team played a terrific match and after scoring a high number of goals proceeded to clinch the...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
A full day of USPA Piaget Gold Cup action at IPC
A full day of polo featured five 26-goal games in the 2013 USPA Piaget Gold Cup at the International Polo Club...
Habtoor Polo Team versus Ghantoot Polo Team in Gold Cup final
Dubai’s match of the season
Nearly three weeks after its kickoff, we are now a mere 24 hours from the final of the Gold Cup final,...
Eight 15-/16-goal teams in event as from Thursday 14th
La Dolfina ready to host second stage of Argentina Polo Tour
Short in the steps of the first stage corresponding to the Argentina Polo Tour QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires,...
Twelve up-to 26-goal foursomes to compete at Palermo and Pilar
All set for Copa República Argentina kickoff this Friday
The long-standing Campeonato Nacional Intercircuitos con Handicap, Copa República Argentina, in its...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Santa Clara rides over Goose Creek, 10-6
After riding to a 1-1 tie in the opening chukker, Santa Clara took control of the game and built up a 5-2...
Monday’s semi-finals precede this Friday’s deciding match
Habtoor Polo Team and Ghantoot Polo Team, this year’s Gold Cup finalists
The final of the 2013 Gold Cup, the most important clash of the season in the United Arab Emirates, will see...
Richard Carney, from the military field, will be in charge of various sectors of this popular English venue
New general manager for Dallas Burston Polo Club
The management of the Dallas Burston Polo Club, in the United Kingdom, has recently announced that Richard...
Team narrowly defeats Cabreuva and lifts trophy at Palermo
Los Cocos claims opening stage of Argentina Polo Tour
Polo’s Cathedral at Palermo, Buenos Aires, hosted thie finals of the opening stage corresponding to the...
By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: USPA Piaget Gold Cup
By Alex Pacheco
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Valiente, Audi and Zacara remain undefeated in USPA Piaget Gold Cup
An enthusiastic crowd cheered on from the sidelines as Adolfo Cambiaso showed why he is considered by many to...
By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: USPA Piaget Gold Cup
By Alex Pacheco
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Lechuza Caracas and ERG win in Piaget Gold Cup Play
Victories by Lechuza Caracas and ERG highlighted the second day of competition in the 2013 USPA Piaget Gold...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Jan Pamela opens the March 12-Goal with a win
Mt. Airy received one goal by handicap and quickly added to it with a pair of goals from Carlucho Arellano...
Habtoor, Abu Dhabi and Ghantoot join Bin Drai in Gold Cup definition
Semi-finals set at Dubai
The final round of qualifying matches corresponding to the Gold Cup –part of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Valiente, Audi and Zacara score opening round wins in USPA Piaget Gold Cup play
The 2013 USPA Piaget Gold Cup got underway with a bang on Thursday with two blowouts and one overtime victory...
Crucial 7-6 victory against Zedan Polo Team for outfit in Gold Cup
Bin Drai Polo Team sails in to semi-finals at Dubai
The first semi-finalist of the Gold Cup, the main event of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series which is going ahead...
Final qualifying round took place Wednesday at Pilar. Saturday’s final, at Palermo
Los Cocos and Cabreuva to decide first stage of Argentina Polo Tour
The premises of the Asociación Argentina de Polo in Pilar (on the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires)...
The world’s largest message-in-a-bottle
The world’s largest message-in-a-bottle will be released to the ocean currents outside of Tenerife on...
Team overcomes Mahra Polo in the Gold Cup action and recovers positive record (2-1) in bid to reach semi-finals
Ghantoot Polo Team returns to the winning trail at Dubai
The Ghantoot Polo Team vs. Mahra Polo clash was the day’s only one at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian...
Bin Drai and Zedan defeat Habtoor and Abu Dhabi by oen goal, respectively, on fifth round
Teams continue to be evenly-matches at Dubai
The Gold Cup corresponding to the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series continued this Monday (March 4th) at the Dubai...
Tom Tailor and Chapelco, Monday’s winners
Argentina Polo Tour catches up on last Saturday’s postponed matches
The 2013 Argentina Polo Tour QBE continued its way this Monday (March 4th) at Polo’s Cathedral at...
By Alex Pacheco
Photo Gallery: C. V. Whitney Cup, Iglehart Cup & Les Armour Cup
By Alex Pacheco
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Alegria wins C. V. Whitney Cup, 14-10Villa Del Lago takes Iglehart Cup; and...
An action-packed day of polo had three cup titles being awarded with two at the 26-goal level and one in the...
After Saturday’s postponements, victory for Cabreuva and La Natividad on Sunday
Argentina Polo Tour resumes after heavy rainfalls in Buenos Aires
The prevailing weather conditions in most of Argentina and especially in the area of Polo’s Cathedral at...
Reigning champions defeat Zedan Polo Team in OT; Bin Drai Polo Team, the day’s other victors
Habtoor Polo Team marches on undefeated at Dubai
Two matches were scheduled for this Friday (March 1st), the fourth day of qualifying matches corresponding to...
Eight 16-goal outfits in action at Palermo on Wednesday/Thursday
Argentina Polo Tour: The first two days
The first two days of the 2013 Argentina Polo Tour QBE went ahead this Wednesday and Thursday (February 27th...
By Alex Webbe, US Senior Correspondent
Lechuza Caracas to meet Alegria in C. V. Whitney Cup final
Plenty of high-goal polo was on the menu Thursday at the International Polo Club with competition in the...