Monthly Archives: February 2014

R.I.P. Carlos Gracida

R.I.P. Carlos Gracida. It was such an honour meeting you at the Fortune Heights FIP Snow Polo in January, getting to know you and finding out what a great guy you were. Carlos suffered a fall on 25th February in … Continue reading

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Prick

I got an e-mail from a polo magazine (print and on-line) that said they want to write an article about polo in my country.  This is what transpired. “I’m contacting you because I’m interested in making a complete report on … Continue reading

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Grinners

Head Hunters scored a nice 8 1/2 – 4 win over 1 Selangor today in the RMPA Merdeka League Tournament at the Royal Selangor Polo Club. The result gives us a 1-1 record, but more importantly it gives us a … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ken Swales

Kenneth Swales, Polo Captain of the Singapore Polo Club from 1978 to 1980, passed away in London on 12 February 2014. As a young player then, Ken helped me immensely, often giving me ponies to play and giving me plenty … Continue reading

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Head Hunting the Merdeka

There are nine teams entered for the 2014 RMPA Merdeka League. My team is Head Hunters.  Yeo Kuo Lee can’t make it for the first Merdeka, so I will play this tournament with our trainers Zulkhaire Kople, Wahid (Ahmad Rizal) … Continue reading

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Hurlingham Polo – Spring

Hurlingham Polo Magazine ran two of my articles in their Spring edition.  I wrote about the 24-goal FIP Super Nations Cup at the Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club in October, and the 17-goal Thai Polo Open at the Thai Polo & … Continue reading

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In the Zone

Sometimes when you have famous friends, you don’t always say hello to them even if you are in the same place as them.  I am especially careful not to break a friend’s concentration if they are in performance or about … Continue reading

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Nanyang Art

Natasha and the kids, myself and Zack’s Tack were featured in today’s Nanyang Siang Pau newspaper.  It is a two page spread with lots of photos. 

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Air Rage

I just got safely back from a family wedding in Melbourne yesterday.  Just safely.   On the return, the guy sitting directly in front of me on the Emirates flight had a case of “air rage”.  

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Year of the Horse Sale

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