Tag Archives: RMPA Polo League

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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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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Club Chukkas

It was a pity the final of the RMPA Polo Masters presented by Maserati was rained off.  La Sarita had won both our matches very easily, with scoring 15 goals and having only two scored against us.  Yup, we had … Continue reading

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Vale: Sunny Hale

It was a shock, a bolt from the blue, to hear that Sunny Hale had passed away.  I saw her just last month, in Thailand.  The Malaysian team was playing at the Thai Open, practicing for the World Cup play-off.  … Continue reading

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Standard Practice

Sometimes I forget how far we have come with polo in Malaysia.  Our tournaments are professionally managed and independent, professional umpires are brought in by the RMPA for our tournaments.  I was reminded that it is not the case worldwide … Continue reading

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More Postponements

With Putrajaya’s field being totally returfed, it will not be playable till the SEA Games. Now the Malaysian Open has been officially postponed.  I should have seen it coming. 

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It’s Over

My run of back-to-back World Cups is finally over and as I wrap up in Pattaya, I contemplate what is next. Normally it would be my time to get myself ready to play in the Merdeka League.  But with insufficient … Continue reading

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Ever Upward

We have made through the qualifying games of the Fortune Heights FIP Snow Polo World Cup with very few casualties.  I am happy to report that the horses are holding up very well, but there are a few combatants who … Continue reading

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Bring On 2017

As the lights go down on 2016, my wrap-up blog post can go in two directions:  a) it has been a good year, with much achieved, or b) it has been a hard year, with the slowdown in retail in … Continue reading

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The Final

La Dolfina’s 16-12 win over Ellerstina was a very good final.  The game was very close till the last chukka.  It was tied 12-12 but I never thought Ellerstina could do it.  La Dolfina were the superior team again this … Continue reading

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