Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, and presented by Al Basti Equiworld, the prestigious Ghantoot Golden Polo Cup will kick off on Friday 7thJanuary. The tournament will see some of the best polo offered in the region as one 14-goal and two 13-goal teams will fight it out for the honour of lifting the coveted golden trophy.
Ghantoot, Al Basti and ADCB Polo team are all represented by high-goal Argentine guest players as well as professional Emirati players. Ghantoot Polo team captain, Nasser Al Shamsi, said: “We have been practicing hard for this season start and all players are well prepared. We should see some really tough competition out there.”
Salem Abdullah Al Shamsi, Assisting Managing Director at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club encouraged polo fans or those just curious about the sport to attend. “The gates will be open to the public with no entrance fee as we want to continue to promote the sport of polo and encourage families to come along and see the matches.”
Arun MenonM Director at presenting sponsor Al Bast Equiworld, the region's leading distributor of equestrian products, said: “Al Basti has a long history of supporting this prestigious club and we are honored to present the Golden Polo Cup as it is the opening event of the season. We wish the Al Basti Team good luck in the tournament.”
The Ghantoot Golden Cup is an annual polo tournament organised by Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. The qualifying matches will take place on 7th, 9th, 11thand a Grand Final on 14thJanuary. All matches are open and free for the public to attend.