It was an excellent day for polo fans at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club during the Silver Cup Final 2019. Attended by His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, spectators were treated to a brilliant display of the Sport of Kings as the UAE Polo competed with Ghantoot Polo for the Silver Cup title and trophy.
Guests of the Final enjoyed watching from the sidelines under gazebos while the little ones got on free pony rides and played in the kids area. Prizes with a total value of AED 10,500 were given away to fortunate guests at the Run-N-Hunt game and the picnic area was in full swing with vendors serving delicious treats.
The Final of the Silver Cup 2019 was intense, fast-paced, with equally strong teams and well-mounted horses. The first chukker had seen the teams in a tie at 2 – 2 and UAE polo had the lead at the end of the second chukker. Ghantoot brought in a consecutive goals and took the game in their favor with 7 goals to 5 by half time.
As the fourth chukker rolled, Tomas Panelo from UAE Polo team scored 2 goals only to be matched by Ghantoot which kept them in the lead. The crowd cheered as Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the team’s patron, closed in on Ghantoot with a goal followed by another one from Alejandro Muzzio, which had the teams tied at 9 goals each.
With three minutes left on the clock, both teams raced to break the tie and ultimately, Muzzio scored the winning goal for the UAE Polo team. His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum awarded the winners of the Silver Cup 2019. Martin Donovan was given the Most Valuable Player award and Ariel as the Best Playing Pony.
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The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series held in the UAE is one of only five tournaments in the world played in the World Polo Tour Championship Cup category, on a par with world-class events held in Argentina, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. The Silver Cup falls under the World Polo Tour Challenge Cup Category awarding the winners of the Silver Cup with 50 points, the finalists with 25, semi-finalists with 10 and the rest of the players with 5 points; and Dubai Challenge Cup winners with 20 points.
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club a state-of-the-art polo and equestrian community devoted to equine sports is the home ground of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. Check out the Polo Calendar 2018-2019 for upcoming international-standard polo tournaments or contact +97144362222 | firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com for more information on other events scheduled at the Club.