Tag Archives: RMPA Polo League

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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Walk The Talk

The SEA Games was great. It will remain in our memories for years to come. While the quality of polo and horses exceeded the 6-goal handicap of the tournament, the current 14-goal RSPC Open is da bomb. All the qualifying … 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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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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Retraining of Racehorses

RoR or Retraining of Racehorses is big thing in the United Kingdom.  It aims to give Thoroughbreds a second career after their racing days are over.  This year Cowdray Park will host RoR’s Racing to Polo Challenge at the West … Continue reading

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Rising Together

The Royal Malaysian Polo Association hosted a meeting on Tuesday for the all countries who are intending to play in the SEA Games Polo in August.  It was a chance for the countries to talk to Department of Veterinary Services … Continue reading

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Club Chukkas

It was a pity the final of the RMPA Polo Masters presented by Maserati was rained off.  La Sarita had won both our matches very easily, with scoring 15 goals and having only two scored against us.  Yup, we had … Continue reading

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Vale: Sunny Hale

It was a shock, a bolt from the blue, to hear that Sunny Hale had passed away.  I saw her just last month, in Thailand.  The Malaysian team was playing at the Thai Open, practicing for the World Cup play-off.  … Continue reading

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Standard Practice

Sometimes I forget how far we have come with polo in Malaysia.  Our tournaments are professionally managed and independent, professional umpires are brought in by the RMPA for our tournaments.  I was reminded that it is not the case worldwide … Continue reading

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More Postponements

With Putrajaya’s field being totally returfed, it will not be playable till the SEA Games. Now the Malaysian Open has been officially postponed.  I should have seen it coming. 

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