UAE Polo Claims Its Second Trophy in the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series
19/03/2021

DUBAI, UAE

 

Match Replay: Dubai Challenge Cup 2021 Final Match

 

 

The Dubai Challenge Cup 2021 concluded with a spectacular finish as the final day featured two matches - Tratok/Hesketh Polo against Dubai Wolves at the Subsidiary Final and UAE Polo competed against Battistoni for the fourth trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.

 

Tratok/Hesketh Polo team claimed the first lead as Manuel Plaza scored the first goal of the afternoon. However, Tommy Beresford matched this with 3 consecutive goals that ended the chukker with a 2 goal advantage for Dubai Wolves. The Wolves had dominated the game from the following chukker and set the pace with a 6 goal lead by the end of the 3rd chukker. The final chukker saw Manuel Plaza and Santos Iriarte score goals for Tratok/Hesketh Polo but the defensive play by Dubai Wolves plus its commanding goal lead closed the game at 9 goals to 5.

 

Match Progression: 3 - 1 | 6 - 2 | 8 - 2 | 9 - 5

 

The much-awaited final match between UAE Polo and Battistoni Polo opened with a goal from Jacinto Crotto and UAE Polo was at a 2 goal lead midway through the second chukker. Without missing a beat, the players of Battistoni Polo was able to level the game by half time. The penultimate chukker had Raja Albujebain and Lucas Monteverde Jr. shift the lead to the UAE Polo team. The last chukker saw Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, patron of the UAE Polo team, score a goal placing the team in a seemingly secure position only to be challenged by Pierre Jauretche as he created a tie that resulted in a fifth chukker. Both teams rush to score the golden goal and it was Crotto's penalty shot that sealed the win for UAE Polo at 7 goals to 6.

 

Match Progression: 2 - 0 | 3 - 3 | 5 - 4 | 6 - 6 | 7 - 6

 

Asma Nsiri, Sales Manager of Chef's First, awarded the teams of the day with Tomy Iriarte as the Most Valuable Player and Peresa, the horse ridden by Lucas Monteverde Jr. as the Best Playing Pony.

 

DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP SPONSORS

 

CHEF'S FIRST

Chefs First is a leading distributor of food service & laundry equipment headquartered in the UAE with operations covering the whole of the Middle East. Its knowledgeable sales representatives, unmatched product selection, excellent project management team and integration of new technology make the company the chosen supplier to all types of food service businesses including hotels, resorts, independent restaurants, caterers, health care, schools and universities, government institutions, and food service management.

 

Hildon Water:

Hildon is an English Natural Mineral Water which lies deep within the chalk hills of Hampshire, as a result it is of the highest quality. Bottled at its source on the Hildon Estate in Hampshire and Imported from the UK, it is distributed exclusively by Top Shelf Beverages in the region, Hildon Natural Mineral Water is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2016.

Website: www.hildon.com

 

Diamond Lease:

Diamondlease L.L.C, a fully owned subsidiary of the Al Habtoor Group, was established in 1996 to offer automotive rental and leasing solutions, as an alternative to owning and maintaining vehicles, to Corporate and Individual customers in the UAE. Diamond lease serves more than 700 companies and multinational conglomerates operating in UAE, handling and managing their transportation requirements.

 

Diamondlease is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with a fleet of over 8400 vehicles. It was the first local Car Rental Company in UAE to receive an ISO certification and has proudly held the accreditation since 1999. In recognition of its sound business ethics and outstanding customer service, Diamondlease was one of the first car rental companies to have been nominated as a member of the prestigious Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) in 2003. Diamondlease has been awarded the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Travel Awards being adjudged the “Best Car Rental Company” – Local Brand for 7 years in a row.

Website: www.diamondlease.com

 

MEDIA PARTNERS

Polo Line TV:

PLTV is the first online streaming polo site, broadcasting over 25 tournaments LIVE per year around the globe, reaching +200k viewers. The production and edition of exclusive content makes PLTV the most comprehensive polo channel in the world.

Website: https://www.pololine.tv/

 

 

Al Badia:

Since 2008, Al Badia, the prestigious Arabic venture is devoted to bringing the latest news and views on the equestrian world, Polo sporting and lifestyle. In fact, it is a tribute to the age-old passion for the thoroughbred, an integral part of the rich Arabian culture.

 

Al Badia focuses a gamut of information on the highly valued sport of horseracing, including information about events taking place in the Arab world and about organizations and services sought by equestrians of all disciplines. Besides being a specialized lifestyle magazine to meet the refined taste of the equestrian community, it features a wide range of information including very exclusive coverages like interviews of the Sheikhs and the who’s who of the Arab world. It targets the crème de la crème of the society and is widely circulated across different regions of the Gulf & Middle East.

Al Badia is a good platform to showcase premium brands, as it has a wide readership comprising sports enthusiasts, socialites, eminent personalities, celebrities and the royalty.

Website: http://www.albadiamagazine.com/

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