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Wed 20th Aug 2014

RoR Racing to Polo Challenge

Prize money available for ex-racehorses

The Royal County of Berkshire will host Retraining of Racehorses’ Racing to Polo Challenge on Monday 1 September. Retraining of Racehorses is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. The competition is divided into four classes in the following age groups: 3yo’s, 4yo’s, 5yo’s and 6yo’s and upwards and all ponies must have raced in Great Britain and be registered with RoR. Substantial cash prizes will be awarded to the most successful racehorses on the polo circuit.

For more information and full terms and conditions please click here.

Photograph: Matt Perry's pony Biscuit who won a Best Retrained Racehorse prize in 2013.

Tue 19th Aug 2014

Sotogrande Gold Cup begins

First league matches underway in the high goal

Monday welcomed the start of the High Goal Gold Cup at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande. Monday evening’s action saw the Pailloncy’s HB team claim victory over Victor Vargas’ Lechuza Caracas side while Ellerston’s Pieres duo achieved a confident win over La Indiana, 16–10. Yesterday Halcyon Gallery faced Las Monjitas with Paul Green’s side defeating Camilo Bautista’s orange-shirted Las Monjitas 11–7 to achieve their first win of the season. It was then the turn of Silver Cup finalists Dos Lunas to return to the fields, where they lined up against RH. Dos Lunas narrowly ran out the winners, 12 goals to 11. High goal action continues this evening with Ayala up against King Power and the unbeaten Valiente taking on Royal Salute.
For teams and fixtures please click here.

Photo: Halcyon Gallery on the way to their first win. By Gonzalo Etcheverry/SMPC


Mon 18th Aug 2014

Blenheim Palace reclaims County Cup

George Sunderland’s team win 15 goal tournament at Cirencester

Defending champions, Blenhaim Palace lifted The County Cup at Cirencester Park Polo Club once again. The all-English line-up of George Sunderland, Ollie Cudmore, George Meyrick and Dave Allen narrowly defeated Emlor’s Jack Hyde, Spencer McCarthy, Manolo Fernandez-Llorente and Nacho Gonzalez 9.5–9 to win the final Victor Ludorum 15 goal of the season. Creed and Cadenza battled it out in the Subsidiary Final, with young Charlie Pidgley’s Cadenza Juniors running out their winners seven and a half goals to five.
For full teams and results, please click here.

Photograph: Blenheim Palace, Winners of The County Cup. By Kim Croutear/CPPC

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Mon 18th Aug 2014
Valiente win The Silver Cup
Adolfo Cambiaso leads his team to their second high goal victory of the Sotogrande season

Fri 15th Aug 2014
Teams announced for the final Audi International of the season
The Final Test Match of the season is due to be played at Chester Racecourse Polo Club on Saturday 6 September 2014.

Thu 14th Aug 2014
Equus retain Silver Cup title in Sotogrande
James Beim helps his team to a great victory over Seven Sevens in the medium goal at Santa Maria Polo Club

Wed 13th Aug 2014
High Goal Silver Cup Final set at Santa Maria
Valiente and Dos Lunas through to Final of the high goal Silver Cup

Wed 13th Aug 2014
Veuve Clicquot withdraw title sponsorship of Gold Cup
Leading champagne house step down after 20 years as title sponsors

Tue 12th Aug 2014
HPA reveal handicap changes
Many British players raised in handicap as announced by the HPA today

Mon 11th Aug 2014
Future stars highlighted
Young players selected by HPA’s Development Committee

Mon 11th Aug 2014
Royal Berkshire Polo Club host their 14th Polo Festival
Finals provide a diverse display of the sport

Mon 11th Aug 2014
Audi Pony Club Polo Championships 2014
Cowdray Park hosts Finals once again

Mon 11th Aug 2014
Black Eagles finish on top in Duke of Cornwall
Jonathan Munro Ford’s side defeat Golden Falcons to win the 16-goal title

Mon 11th Aug 2014
Medium Goal Silver Cup Finalists set
Equus will take on Seven Sevens in the Final

Sun 10th Aug 2014
High Goal Semi Finals determined at Santa Maria
Silver Cup semi finals confirmed

Fri 8th Aug 2014
Semi Finals approaching in medium goal Silver Cup
Three of the four Semi Finalists decided

Fri 8th Aug 2014
Silver Leys win Hipwood
First of the British Junior Polo Championships decided

Wed 6th Aug 2014
Teams set for Deauville
Defending champions return to reclaim their titles

Wed 6th Aug 2014
British Junior Polo Championships finalists decided
Cowdray Park hosts finals

Mon 4th Aug 2014
Valiente win top prize in Sotogrande’s Bronze Cup
All Bronze Cup winners now decided

Mon 4th Aug 2014
Las Estrellas victorious in Holden White
James Harper dominates in the 8-goal tournament at Cowdray Park

Sat 2nd Aug 2014
Cadenza Juniors lift Harrison Cup
Charlie Pidgley’s side defeat the home team

Fri 1st Aug 2014
Leones win medium-goal Bronze Cup
Action continues at Santa Maria Polo Club

Wed 30th Jul 2014
Bronze Cup underway in Sotogrande
The high, medium and low-goal Bronze Cups are currently being contested

Mon 28th Jul 2014
England team decided for FIP European Championships
The Dear family’s Apache team wins the final of the FIP qualifiers at International Day

Sun 27th Jul 2014
Argentina beats England to win Coronation Cup
Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso lead Argentina to victory at Guards

Fri 25th Jul 2014
England to play Argentina for the Coronation Cup tomorrow
Luke Tomlinson will lead England against Argentina tomorrow at Guards

Wed 23rd Jul 2014
England team for FIP Euros to be decided on Saturday
An 8-goal match will precede the Coronation Cup on Audi International Day

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