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Meet The Ark: JFK’s New $48 Million Equine Air Cargo Facility

Horses traveling through the new, state-of-the-art animal handling facility coming to JFK Airport in New York will have access to day-lit stalls, 24-hour veterinary care, and a departures lounge—because who doesn’t appreciate a plush couch and some Scotch on the rocks before takeoff?

Semifinals set for C.V. Whitney Cup

The opening round of play in the 2015 C. V. Whitney Cup got underway on Friday morning at the International Polo Club with four 26-goal games fielding all eight teams in this year’s competition.

BG Polo Vero Beach Polo Club Hosts Special Equestrians Fundraiser

BG Vero Beach Polo Club is hosting Special Equestrians, its annual Pony Up fundraiser on Saturday February 21 at 5pm

Blinged out polo ponies to help Barbara Sinatra center

The painstakingly painted and blinged out polo pony positioned along the busiest hallway at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage begs for attention. It's decked in glitter, pearls and shiny rhinestones. The polo player is wearing an open tuxedo tie. It's a fitting addition to the elegant resort.

Coca-Cola and Valiente in Ylvisaker Cup final

Coca-Cola (Gillian Johnston, Sugar Erskine, Julio Arellano and Mason Wroe) and Valiente (Tommy Beresford, Peke Gonzalez, Santi Torres and Sapo Caset) won their 2015 20-goalYlvisaker Cup semifinal games on Wednesday afternoon at the International Polo Club and will be facing one another in this Sunday’s 3pm finals.

Conn. polo club owner charged with animal cruelty

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — The Farmington Polo Club is currently home to about a half a dozen horses. Neighbors say the club used to board, groom, feed, and take care of the animals, but police have now arrested the current owner, Claude Brouillard, for cruelty to an animal.

Despite Tragedy, the Gracida Family Remains a Dynasty in the Game of Kings

On February 25, 2014, Carlos Gracida raced down the field at the Everglades Polo Club atop a powerful thoroughbred pony. After decades of being among the best to play the game, having already won every major prize and tournament multiple times in his long career, the 53-year-old had nothing left to prove -- certainly not in the midlevel tournament he was participating in that day, the Freebooters Classic 14.

S-VE sophomore finds a match in polo

A few weeks ago I received an email from a proud mom, Maria Russell, that her son's polo team went undefeated the last weekend in January at the Northeast Preliminary Polo games. Polo? Michael Koski, a sophomore at Spencer-Van Etten High School, has become an enthusiastic polo player over the last year.

Arena Gold Cup draw announced

2014 Champions Black Eagles return to defend title Six teams are confirmed in this year’s Arena Gold Cup, with defending champions Black Eagles returning to defend the title.

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