Category Archives: Polo

SEA Games Week 2: Finals Set

Into the tournament proper and Singapore got rolled 11-6 in the first official game of the tournament.  Singapore were never ahead – Thailand led all the way and their victory was fully deserved.   It was sad to see Singapore struggle … Continue reading

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SEA Games: Week 1 Behind the Scenes.

Week one of my SEA Games in done.  Technically I am only on the Tournament Committee, though my MASOC accreditation says I am the guest to the Vice-President.  No idea which one, or why.  But as the go-to guy in … Continue reading

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Grace

Sir Winston Churchill is said to have said that one should be “magnanimous in victory, gracious in defeat.”  Sir Winston, an avid polo player in his youth, may have learned that maxim on the polo field.

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Classic Pahang

The RMPA International League started for the 13th year in Malaysia as the ball was thrown in yesterday for the match between Thai Polo and La Sarita, the first match of the 2017 Royal Pahang Classic.    It lasted 3 ½ … Continue reading

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Pete’s F-Log

Sometimes I think I should be a food blogger.  With so many international visitors, we have dined out quite often.  Last week we had two requests for KL’s famous Sang Har Meen (big prawn noodles).  I hit Sweet Inn and … Continue reading

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Shouldering On

The Malaysian Open was a last minute tournament for me, and with the horses unprepared, and my shoulder Covfefe‘d, we haven’t won a game yet.  They have all been close, but so far, no cigar.  And now, to make matters, … Continue reading

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MOP-ing

Having thought my polo season was Covfefe, suddenly I’m playing in the Malaysian Open Polo that starts this week.    RMPA President Dato’ Mohamed Moiz wanted to support this tournament, and combined with Dato’ Syed Budriz of 1 Selangor, to form … Continue reading

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Draw Music

Today, as I prepared the materials for the South East Asian Games Polo draw to decide the schedule, I was asked if we would like some music to go along with the draw.  What a wonderful idea!  Then came the … Continue reading

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Retraining of Racehorses

RoR or Retraining of Racehorses is big thing in the United Kingdom.  It aims to give Thoroughbreds a second career after their racing days are over.  This year Cowdray Park will host RoR’s Racing to Polo Challenge at the West … Continue reading

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Rising Together

The Royal Malaysian Polo Association hosted a meeting on Tuesday for the all countries who are intending to play in the SEA Games Polo in August.  It was a chance for the countries to talk to Department of Veterinary Services … Continue reading

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Polo Covfefe

It occurred to me that it has been a covfefe of a season.  First all the cancellations because of the incessant rain, and now, when the weather finally seems to have turned, I am our injured. 

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Another One Bites The Dust

The MPA Cup got canned, just like the RMS Gold Cup.  These May dates must be jinxed.  First it was to have been the Malaysian Open, then the ZT or RMS Gold Cup, and now the MPA Cup, all cancelled … Continue reading

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