|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