Tag Archives: TLOTB

Caveat Emptor – How to Buy

Buying horses is an art.  Yes, there is surely some science behind it, but it is mainly an art.  At a time when I see newbies making some bad deals, I thought it is appropriate to write this article.  When … Continue reading

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Umpiring Calls

With only three teams at the RSPC League 2, the club didn’t bring in a professional umpire although they had Steve Evans waiting to come.  The Putra Cup that was to start next week has also been called off, so … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

Ashes to Ashes.  That is the stable bedding situation in Kuala Lumpur, at present.  Sawdust is at a premium, because of the high demand from the chipboard industry.  Riding clubs are facing an acute shortage of sawdust for stable bedding.  … Continue reading

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A Holiday To End 2017

I took time out to go on a family holiday to Sri Lanka.  It was beautiful to get away with the family, when we can get the kids undivided attention.  The teenage boys will soon grow out of wanting these … Continue reading

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Instructions

“Those who can, ride. Those who can’t, teach.”  I used to believe this before I got my teaching qualifications and absolved myself of this credo.  I have never been one to give lessons day in and day out as I … Continue reading

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The Blues

I got the Monday blues after my run of back-to-back shows came to an end.  I did the CSI-W World Cup II at Thai Polo and finished with the National Horse Show at the Selangor Turf Club last week.  The … 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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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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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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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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