The season in the United Arab Emirates is in full swing, and the much awaited Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series on the horizon. The 18-goal series includes two top tournaments, the Silver Cup and the Dubai Gold Cup, set to start on January 22 and February 14, respectively.
The Gold Cup Series, founded by Mohammed Al Habtoor, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, is entering its thirteenth year. The series has grown year after year, and is now considered the most prestigious polo event played in Asia and the Middle East.
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series has been recognised by the World Polo Tour: the Dubai Gold Cup forms part of the WPT Championship Cup category and the winner receives 125 points, while the Silver Cup forms part of the WPT Cup category and awards the winner 50 points.
A new edition of the 18-goal HH President’s Cup is also expected. Action will take place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, in Abu Dhabi, from March 12-16.
DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP SERIES 2021 – TEAMS
Zedan: Amr Zedan 0, Jerónimo del Carril 7, Manuel Plaza de Ayala 6, Simón Prado 5. Total: 18.
UAE: HH Sheika Maitha 0, Tomás Panelo 6, Guillermo Willington 7, Lucas Monteverde Jr. 4. Total: 17.
Habtoor: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Facundo Sola 9, Juan Jauretche 6, Félix Esain 3. Total: 18.
Wolves: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Alejandro Muzzio 8, Tomás Beresford 6, Hugo Lewis 3. Total: 18.
Ghantoot: TBA, Marcos Araya 7, Pablo Llorente Jr 6, Cesar Crespo 4. Total: 18.
Mahra: Rashid Al Habtoor 0/Tariq Al Habtoor 1, Isidro Strada 7, Jacinto Amadori 5 , Segundo Amadori 4. Total: 16/17.
Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Alfredo Cappella 8, Bautista Beguerie 4, Gonzalo Deltour 6. Total: 18.
Bangash: Haider Bangash 0, Federico von Potobsky 5, Benjamín Panelo 6, Jacinto Crotto 7. Total: 18.
DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES 2021 – FIXTURE
Silver Cup (18 goal): January 22-February 5.
Polo Masters Cup (6/8 goal): February 7 – 12.
Dubai Gold Cup (18 goal): February 14 – March 5.
Dubai Challenge Cup (10 goal): March 13 – 20.
Dubai Cup (6/8 goal): March 31 – April 9.
*HH PRESIDENT’S CUP (GHANTOOT RACING & POLO CLUB – 18 goal): March 12 – 26.