Tag Archives: Polo

Quality and Innovation

I made the long 32-hour trip back to Kuala Lumpur in one piece, although my new mallet bag didn’t survive the trip so well.  Nothing was lost from the bag, but the bag itself is a write-off, with the handle … Continue reading

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Thoroughbred Polo

One could say that the XI FIP World Polo Championship was a thoroughbred tournament both on and off the field.  The non-polo events were exceptional, spanning the breadth of a bronc and bull-riding rodeo, to an art exhibition.   On the … Continue reading

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XI FIP World Polo Championship

I had the privilege of attending the XI FIP World Polo Championships in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  It was a trip that was quite unexpected as I had been booked to build the CSI-W World Cup Jumping at Thai … Continue reading

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Handicaps

Many years ago, Sir Winston Churchill said, “A polo handicap is your passport to the world.”  It still holds true today.   If you are a polo player, you are part of a small fraternity of aficionados that enjoy the sport.  … Continue reading

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The Wrap Up

The RSPC Pink Polo was the last official tournament of 2017 in Malaysia.  What a year it has been.  For me, my personal highlights were winning the Maserati Masters with La Sarita, organising to bring the Hong Kong team to … Continue reading

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No Sudden Death

Royal Pahang and Thai Polo were the best two teams in the RSPC Open, and they deservedly got to the final.  And what a final it was!  It was a really exciting match, made all the more exhilarating by Jimmy … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Final

It was a magical final.  Malaysia dominated in spurts, striding out to a 4-1 lead in the first chukka.  But Thailand came back to tie it.  Malaysia put the game to bed in the third chukka outclassing the Thais.  With … Continue reading

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Bronze for Brunei

If there was ever a lesson in polo, Singapore got one from Brunei in the bronze medal match yesterday.    I won’t tell you all the gory details.  Instead I will let you watch it yourselves:

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SEA Games Week 2: Finals Set

Into the tournament proper and Singapore got rolled 11-6 in the first official game of the tournament.  Singapore were never ahead – Thailand led all the way and their victory was fully deserved.   It was sad to see Singapore struggle … Continue reading

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Grace

Sir Winston Churchill is said to have said that one should be “magnanimous in victory, gracious in defeat.”  Sir Winston, an avid polo player in his youth, may have learned that maxim on the polo field.

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Classic Pahang

The RMPA International League started for the 13th year in Malaysia as the ball was thrown in yesterday for the match between Thai Polo and La Sarita, the first match of the 2017 Royal Pahang Classic.    It lasted 3 ½ … Continue reading

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Shouldering On

The Malaysian Open was a last minute tournament for me, and with the horses unprepared, and my shoulder Covfefe‘d, we haven’t won a game yet.  They have all been close, but so far, no cigar.  And now, to make matters … Continue reading

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