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Tue 12th Sep 2017

Polo Legends John Tylor and Willie Hancock have passed away

Today we announce the passing of not one, but two polo legends. 

John Tylor passed away on Saturday 9 September whilst shooting in Scotland with close friends. A lifelong polo aficionado and former 3 goal player, John won the Royal Windsor, Junior County Cup, Holden White and County Cup throughout his polo career. He was Chairman of both Kirtlington Park Polo Club for a number of years and the HPA between 1991 and 1995. He was awarded the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers in 2014 for his outstanding work and commitment to the sport. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. 
On Sunday 10 September, Willie Hancock passed away peacefully after a short illness. Willie’s polo life spanned across several decades and counties, from which his son and daughter, Marcus and Abi – and grandson Seb – have all followed in his footsteps, with careers in polo. 
Announcements of services and memorials will be in due course and the full obituaries will be featured in a forthcoming issue of Polo Times
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