Polo Players Edition

NOV 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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O ak Brook Polo Club in Oak Brook, Illinois, hosted its third and final match of its International Polo Series, Sept. 9, by defeating Centtrip Wales in a four-chukker bout to narrowly win the prestigious Butler International & Prince of Wales Cup by two goals, 7-5. Despite a dreary weather forecast, hundreds of spectators came out to welcome HRH Prince of Wales's polo team back to Oak Brook. Performing "God Save the Queen" was Celtic Piper Christopher Coomes followed by the U.S. national anthem by tenor Christian Kerr and violinist Cara Schlecker. The International Cup was inaugurated in 1986 when the England team, captained by Prince Charles, played against Oak Brook. Today, HRH The Prince of Wales serves as patron of the Wales Polo Team that was comprised of Ricky Cooper (captain), Roderick "Roddy" Matthews, Peter Webb and Niall Donnelly. Oak Brook's team, led by team patron and captain Jim Drury, included Mariano Gutierrez, Tomas Obregon and Horacio Onetto. Todd Rackley and Jack Murphy served as umpires while Rob Wilkinson was announcer. "Myself and Prince Charles are thrilled to see this relationship and friendly match reemerge to become an annual fixture on the team's calendar," said Cooper. "Last year's visit was a memorable experience and we're honored to be invited back for a rematch for the coveted Butler 46 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N P O L O R E P O R T D I S P A T C H E S F R O M T H E W O R L D O F P O L O Oak Brook's Horacio Onetto outpaces Wales' Roddy Matthews in the Butler International and Prince of Wales Cup. OAK BROOK WINS PRINCE OF WALES CUP C E N T R A L JAN SALAZAR

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