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Tue 25th Jul 2017

RoR Racing Challenge

Retrained ponies take the limelight

Amidst the high-paced Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Semi Final action, RoR hosted their ‘Racing to Polo Challenge’ on Wednesday 19 July at Cowdray Park Polo Club. The event was held on Semi Finals Day for the first time and was supported by a number of influential figures in both the polo and racing world. 

As well as a Best Playing Pony prize going to the Best Retrained Racehorse in each of the Semi Finals, a prize that is sponsored by RoR, along with support from Lycetts, also provided inter-match entertainment in the form of their ‘Racing to Polo’ Challenge. RoR who have, to date, contributed £20,000 towards the promotion of former racehorses in polo, awarded cash prizes to those who finished in first to sixth place, with the winner also receiving The Balding Trophy and a rug sponsored by Lycetts. 
The day’s winners included, Sally Turner’s Drastic Art, ridden by Henry Brett, in first place. Alan Kent was awarded second place for his 8-year-old mare Maria Medici, and also picked up third and fifth place for his other two entries, On Appro and Medici Dancer, whilst Mark Baldwin won the RoR’s Best Young Producer award. 
A full report of the event is featured in the August issue of Polo Times. If you are not already a subscriber, click here to make sure you don’t miss out.
Photograph: Henry Brett riding the winner, Drastic Art. Courtesy of RoR

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