Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Rulers and their Rules

The S’pore Polo Team has been threatened with expulsion from the SEA Games if we follow through on our request for the players to be stabled near our horses. We have been told that the Singapore National Olympic Council has … Continue reading

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An Assload of Rules

The official hotel that Singapore has booked for the SEA Games Polo is the Novotel Bangna Trad, which is a delightful hotel, but not the Novotel Suvanabhumi that is nearest to VRSC where the polo is played. My response to … Continue reading

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Famous in Malaysia

We were having ice cream at Persico in B.A. late one night when a car pulls up and they have this guy tied up in the back of it.  He’s only got a collar and cuffs on, and a thong. … Continue reading

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More Argy Beef

My cough takes a turn for a worse. When I start to cough I just can’t stop till I’m almost wretching. I decide to miss the game at Paco’s event though it is over a 20 goal match on the … Continue reading

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Pete in the Promised Land

Argentina is surely polo’s promised land. I am at Pepe Moscoso’s place in Open Door, just behind Pilar, about an hour outside of Buenos Aires. We are surrounded by about 80 polo fields. Since we arrived we have been playing … Continue reading

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A Long and Winding Road

The horses are stuck at the border to Thailand. Four floats left in a convoy yesterday morning. They spent the night at stables in Jithra, near the Thai border. They were supposed to cross the border this morning, when the … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks

Going to the SEA Games Polo is turning out to be a costly affair. With no financial support from our Olympic Council or Singapore team, Asad and I have to bear all costs of floating, customs agents and customs fees, … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Road Trip

We had a good meeting in Bangkok last week. All the countries involved attended other than the Philippines. The meeting was chaired by James Ashton, who is an Aussie with a huge polo reputation. He is the SEA Games Polo … Continue reading

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