PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Newport Polo is excited to draw the winner this weekend of the Turkish Airlines grand prize trip for two anywhere in the world.
The raffle drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, for the conclusion of its 2019 season at the Turkish Airlines Finals – a Battle of the Sexes at 4 p.m. in the Newport International Polo Series, presented by Brahmin.
“We’ve witnessed great polo this season, and a highlight has been hosting the Women’s East Coast Open Tournament, where some of the top players in the world demonstrated that women players can be every bit as talented and competitive as their male counterparts. With ideal conditions expected for the heated rematch this Saturday in the ultimate showdown, the Newport Women taking on the Newport Men will not disappoint,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series Founder. “This will be the 3rd time in our history that we’ve lined up a Battle of the Sexes, and it has become the players’ most-awaited annual tradition.”
In 1993, the Newport International Polo Series staged its original Battle of the Sexes in a fundraising campaign for endangered species, with celebrity polo players including an all women’s team from California led by actress Stephanie Powers, and Ron Ferguson among the male notables. The large crowd on hand also witnessed the famous Cheetah Run across the polo field.
After 6 periods, called chukkers, the Turkish Airlines Finals match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, Turkish Airlines Grand Prize Drawing for a trip for 2 on Turkish Airlines to the winner’s choice of more countries than any other airline, as well as an autograph signing and cocktail hour around the firepit at the Patio Bar to meet the players.
The polo grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth RI. Tickets to the polo match and associated events are available online at www.nptpolo.com.
During the match, the weekly Door Prize drawing will award a pair of 2020 Season Passes to one lucky winner, and our contest for the Best Tailgate will reward a coveted prize and jumbotron moment of fame, courtesy of Stella Artois. Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds including the Davitt Pavilion & Patio Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Cart, Newport Polo Pro Shop, and several other unique specialty vendors and gourmet food truck concessionaires.
The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2019 sponsors including Gallo Thomas Insurance, Brahmin, Davitt Inc., Modern Luxury/Boston Common, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Hotel Viking, The Vanderbilt, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Vanderbilt International Properties, Turkish Airlines, Veuve Clicquot, Clarke Cooke House, Stella Artois, Rockstar Limo, Atria Senior Living, Newport Daily News, McGrath Clambakes, Goslings Rum, Where Boston, Equine Journal, Classical 95.9 WCRI. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.
May 31 Season Kickoff Cocktail Party 7pm Clarke Cooke House & Team Dinner
June 1 Opening Day: USA vs. Chile 5pm Apres Polo: Con Mucho Gaucho
8 Newport Cup 5pm VIP Lounge
15 USA vs. Scotland 5pm Apres Polo: Laird’s Supper
22 Newport vs. Boston 5pm VIP Lounge
29 East Coast Open Finals 5pm Apres Polo: Championship Dinner
July 6 USA vs. Ireland 5pm Apres Polo: Irish American BBQ
13 Newport vs. Pittsburgh 5pm
14 All Charity Day 5pm
20 USA vs. Italy 5pm Apres Polo: Amici Riuniti
27 Newport vs. Palm Beach 5pm VIP Lounge
Aug 2 Diamonds Are Forever 7pm Marblehouse
9 USA vs. South Africa 5pm Apres Polo: Lobsterbake
10 Newport vs. Washington 5pm
17 USA vs. Jamaica 5pm Apres Polo: Jamaican Jerk Grill
24 Newport vs. New York 5pm VIP Lounge
31 USA vs. England 4pm Apres Polo: Sailor’s Delight
Sept 7 Newport vs. Baltimore 4pm
14 USA vs. New Zealand 4pm Apres Polo: Asado Lamb Roast
21 New England Pro-Am Challenge 4pm VIP Lounge
28 Finals 4pm
Schedule subject to change
About the Newport International Polo Series:
Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest & most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age with the founding of America’s First Polo Club in Newport. Open to the public, audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy the contests against international teams, as well as teams representing major US cities, playing against the home team every Sat, June thru Sept. at 5 PM / 4 PM in Sept.
The Polo Series will feature 8 international teams this season including Chile, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Jamaica, England, New Zealand, as well as 6 City Teams from major US cities and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed season through the end of September. This is the 28th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 nations including, Ireland, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, Morocco, Peru, and Poland.
Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off of Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI. This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600’s. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by polo series founder, Dan Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.
L’esprit de Polo has flourished in Newport, RI, home of America’s first polo club, since 1876. Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series public exhibition matches, and offers polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round; founding member of the United States Polo Association.
About Newport, Rhode Island:
For more than 375 years, Newport has been welcoming visitors from near and far to its charming New England coastal harbor, earning its reputation as America’s First Resort. A renowned international destination, Newport is ripe with art, culture, history and scenic beauty, with miles of unspoiled beaches, distinctive shops, renowned restaurants, diverse accommodations and world-class sporting and cultural events.