Polo Players Edition

AUG 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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P O L O S C E N E N E W S • N O T E S • T R E N D S • Q U O T E S 18 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N VROOM VROOM Motorcycles, sports cars take to the field T HE WINE COUNTRY POLO CLUB in Oakmont, California, held polo events on back-to-back weekends as part of "Polo Champagne Around the World" tournaments played throughout the world this summer in places like Rome, Vienna, Prague and Tangiers. The first event, the SF Polo Classic, was played on June 23-23. Ferrari of San Francisco was a sponsor of the event and had an array of sleek Ferraris lining the polo field. Prior to the match, a line of Ferraris escorted the teams onto the field. The following week, in the Goti Cup, also part of the "Polo Champagne Around the World," the Golden Gate Ducati Motorcycle Club was on hand, with riders displaying their bikes fieldside. Motorcyclists escorted the players onto the field prior to the game. Argentine pro Hernan Agote, mounted on one of his horses, even challenged a rider on a 150 HP Ducati Multistrada in a 100-yard dash. Agote won the race, but the motorcyclist looked to be trying to stay away from the horse! When it was time to get off the horses, players mounted up on the backs of the motorbikes, swinging mallets from the backseat while being driven around. After the game, members of the motorcycle club joined the players for an asado. Members of the Golden Gate Ducati Motorcycle Club escort the teams onto the polo field prior to the game. Players mount up on motorcycles to take a few swings at the ball. Ferrari's line the field during the SF Polo Classic. WWW.TIBORBRAND.COM ©COPYRIGHT 2018 ANJADPHOTOGRPAHY.COM ANJADPHOTOGRPAHY.COM

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