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polo

a game played between two teams of four mounted riders armed with polo sticks, consisting of wooden mallets on long sticks, and contesting the driving of a ball through a set of goals at either end of the ground which is 300 yd (274 m) long and 160 yd (146 m) wide. A match consists of six chukkas (eight in Argentina) each of 7 minutes.
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No question that elephant polo is more difficult than horse polo.
Each team has three elephants and players use two-metre long mallets to strike a small white ball on a pitch about one-third the size of a horse polo field.
Call Bob Genisman at (415) 329-0100, or write to Stanford University Department of Athletics, Horse Polo, Stanford 94305.