The tournament is well underway and the balance of power has already shifted to that seen in the Queens Cup – Sumaya appear to be on a roll, beating La Bamba in a thrilling 8 chukka game at the weekend, 17-16. Piaget beat Thai Polo to change their fortunes, and Dubai won their opener against Coca Cola, who then fell to Les Lions. Wednesday’s games saw Dubai beat La Bamba to secure their second victory, whereas Sumaya beat EFG Aravali to be the first team to three successive wins.
The (now 22 goal) Gold Cup will be played once more from 26th July to 12th August. The club has undergone some major changes from a new president, a new manager (John Horswell) to new boxes to improve conditions for both horses and grooms. Some big names will be attendance once more, including legendary Pablo Macdonogh, Milo Fernandez Araujo and Pancho Bensadon. The 16 goal Silver Cup will run from 13th to August 26th.
Orange Tournament, Wasenaar. Polo Republic are organising this 8 and 4 goal tournament, a brand owned by Aki and Fleur Van Andel. PoloLine is on site to provide full coverage.
INPROTUR From July 8th till 16th Inprotur continue the promotion of tourism in Argentina around the world, this time in the French Riviera, including cities like Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez. This 5th edition will culminate with the classic Gala Diner at St. Tropez Polo Club during the International Polo Gold Cup.
Pololine has made an agreement with the World’s number one betting site, bet365.com This agreement is extended to the whole polo community thanks to pololine and bet365. Go online, register and use POLO as a reference code. Bet365.com will double the amount your first deposit up to $200USD, above that it will give you an extra 20% on top of whatever you deposit.
Four Season Buenos Aires: Multimillion dollar refurbishment at the Four Season Buenos Aires. Work is underway for the biggest refurbishment in the hotel’s history. The lobby, restaurants, bar, rooms, suites and garden will all be improved and updated. The hotel will continue to function normally throughout, using the new entrance via the Mansion, Cerrito 1455. For the time being breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the Petit Salon on the mezzanine floor.