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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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Sharing his view, Hamdan Holdings CEO Nasir Kamal Khan said: 'Polo is a very beautiful game and Lahore Polo Club has great contributions towards this sport.
From the time when only the best horsemen in the Central Asian royal armies came from practicing this sport, to present days when the world's best polo player come to Pakistan for the honour of playing on these historical grounds Lahore Polo Club has brought this Royal game a long way," he added.
Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, said, 'La Martina has been part of the Snow Polo Tournament since its very beginning, over 30 years ago, and our excitement remains unchanged.
However, with time, Manipuri women also started taking an interest in polo.
In his welcome message Sheikh Falah, the patron of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, welcomed the participating teams, officials, sponsors and supporters and applauded their passion for what he hailed as 'The King's favourite sport.
In another match at the host club, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, Desert Palm kept alive their hopes of reaching the final when they narrowly beat the luckless UAE 9-8.
On Friday 25th March - the eve of the world-famous Dubai World Cup - British Polo Day Dubai brought a touch of quintessential British equine heritage to the Emirate under the patronage of Mohammed Al Habtoor, the Vice-Chairman and CEO of the Al Habtoor Group at The Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
The Grace Kingland Polo Cup is a 6-goals tournament played amongst some of the best teams of Lahore.
VistaJet Bombardier patron, Mohammed Al Habtoor said, "I was on the winning team for the first three renewals of beach polo although we lost it last year in Dubai, so to win against such strong opponents, who were also the defending champions, is a fantastic end to the UAE polo season.
Polo demands a strongly built player, a speedy horse and a zealous team to generate a real competition.
Colin Stevens, of Wales Polo, said: "St David's Polo Club has been instrumental in giving a platform to the international game in Wales since 1998 and I am delighted we are in a position to ensure its legacy continues.
Four International teams from United States of America, Italy, Brazil & Indonesia with leading players namely Santiago Toccalino, Roberto Alvares & George Meurick will participate in the Ezra World Cup besides two Indian teams one from IPA/Cavalry and the other of the Calcutta Polo Club.