Recognition for second career polo ponies
The charity, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is pleased to announce that this year’s Racing to Polo Challenge will be held for the first time at the illustrious Cowdray Park Polo Club.
The event will take place at the West Sussex venue on Wednesday 19 July between the two Semi Final matches for The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup. The RoR Racing to Polo Challenge is for horses that have raced in Great Britain and have since successfully forged a second career as polo ponies.
The RoR Racing to Polo Challenge boasts a total prize fund of £3,200, with £1,500 to the winner and prize money down to sixth place. The winning connections also receive a rug, courtesy of Lycetts the insurance company, and the striking ‘Balding Trophy’. Judging the class will be racehorse trainer, Martyn Meade, who recently saddled Eminent to finish fourth in the Investec Derby and whose sons George and Freddie play polo regularly.
The RoR Racing to Polo Challenge at Cowdray Park will comprise of one class for ponies aged five years and older, entries close on Friday 30 June and entry will be granted to the first fifteen that apply. To be eligible ponies must have raced in Great Britain and be currently registered with RoR, following the launch of their new database in March 2017. For more information visit RoR’s website here