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UAE Polo edge Ghantoot to lift Silver Cup
February 10, 2019
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DUBAI: Fans of the Sport of Kings at The Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club were witness to a brilliant display of polo as The UAE Polo team emerged winners of the Silver Cup 2019, defeating Ghantoot Polo in the final. Earlier, in the first match for the Hildon Cup, Mahra Polo took on Zedan Polo. Zedan took a 2.5 goal lead. However, Mahra was able to forge ahead with a goal by Pelayo Berazadi which resulted in a score of 8.5-8. In the end, Rauli Laplacette brought home the victory for Zedan, closing the game at 9 goals to 8.5.

The final of the Silver Cup 2019 was intense, fast-paced, with equally strong teams and well-mounted horses.

The first chukker saw the teams tied at 2-2. Thereafter, UAE Polo took the lead at the end of the second chukker. However, Ghantoot managed to surge ahead, with the score reading 7-5 in their favour at half time.

As the fourth chukker rolled, Tomas Panelo from UAE Polo 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.

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