Diamond Polo Cup attracts top players

DUBAI - The Diamond Polo Cup will be played at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club on Friday, January 20, a press release said.

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Published: Thu 19 Jan 2012, 1:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:34 AM

Boasting some of the highest-ranked players in the world, the inaugural event will see local champions Bin Drai Polo and Saudi-based Zedan Polo vie for the prestigious title.

With Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, Amr F. Zedan, Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Julio Novillo Astrada representing Zedan Polo and Saeed Bin Drai, Adriano Agosti, EduardoNovillo Astrada and Ignacio Toccalino forming the Bin Drai Polo team the game is set to be a thrilling affair.

Tournament sponsors include Emaar Properties, Rolls Royce, Veuve Cliquot, and Laureus Sports For Good Foundation.

Mr Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of presenting sponsors, Emaar Properties, said: “The Arab world has a rich equestrian heritage, further popularised through world-class sporting events hosted in Dubai. The inaugural Diamond Polo Cup puts the spotlight on the growing popularity of polo, and will serve as a perfect platform for the world’s leading polo talent to display their skills. Through initiatives such as the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Emaar has been at the forefront in promoting polo and other equestrian games, and it is our honor to extend our support to the Diamond Polo Cup.”

Hosted by Saeed bin Drai of Bin Drai Polo and Amr F Zedan of the Zedan Group, the Diamond Polo Cup was created to celebrate the growth of the ‘sport of kings’ in the region and to form one of the most exclusive events on the world polo calendar. This prestigious, invite-only event will be attended by royalty, international celebrities and VIP guests, who will enjoy the lavish hospitality and entertainment.

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