Polo has long been known as the sport of kings and it is slowly gaining ground in Singapore, especially recently. On September 24, the 2016 Singapore Polo Club Gold Cup will see the island’s best players compete for top honors. Presented by BMW, the tournament aims to celebrate 130 years of the Singapore Beach Polo Club and a century of the BMW Group.
While the same team that aims to compete in next year’s FIP World Cup playoffs as well as the 2017 SEA Games will represent Singapore, the tournament will also feature other big names in the competition. From South Africa, we will see Tom de Bruin who is a seven goal player. As the national team’s captain, he has led the team to victory in numerous competitions since 2012. After much success in the United Kingdom, John Paul Clarkin of New Zealand will be another player who makes his way down to Singapore for the tournament. The final player we will see at the Singapore Polo Club Gold Cup, is Carlos Pando of Argentina. Having played in Asia for more than a decade, the six goal player has won every local high goal tournament.
Attended by horse enthusiasts, polo fans, celebrities and socialites, the Singapore Polo Club Gold Cup will provide us with an opportunity to also catch the finest creations by BMW. Guests will be treated to champagne by Delmotte, beer by Stella Artois and Fiji Water as they enjoy the event in the day. Come evening, Royal Salute Ambassador Rajan Menon will do a special quaich anniversary toast during the Anniversary dinner. A quaich is a two-handled traditional shallow cup unique to Scotland.
Once more, Lacoste has teamed up with the Campana brothers to recreate its iconic polo for the launch of the new “Holiday Collector” edition.
The 2012 season of The King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament kicked off on 12 September in Hua Hin, Thailand. Currently into its 11th year, this year’s tournament saw 12 teams from all over the world competing for the coveted trophy.
Audemars Piguet has been the lead sponsor of this event for the past four years. Interestingly, the Audemars Piguet polo team has also been the defending champions of the cup for the past three years.
Richard Mille’s new Tourbillon RM 053 Pablo Mac Donough was designed specifically for the brand’s polo-playing ambassador in order to offer him a tourbillon that could withstand the tough conditions of a polo game.
Richard Mille solves the problem with an extremely tough case in microblasted titanium and titanium carbide with just two small windows to display the time.
Lacoste unveils their new collection “Flag”, carrying sporting values, the spirit of international competition, inspired by the flags of each country.
With major international sporting events such as The London Olympics 2012 and Euros 2012, Lacoste has decided to hoist the flags and make its emblematic crocodile the standard bearer of 16 nations.
The Croco Flag polo shirt sees Lacoste’s signature little green mascot swapping his scaly shirt for the colours of a country over a classic white cotton pique.
Louis Vuitton has teamed up with polo bike players Hannes Hengst and Grégory Barbier to produce their very own LV Polo Bike.
Royal Salute, the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, marked its third year as title sponsor of the Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup.
As one of the most prestigious polo events, the largest and most international crowd ever watched the impressive Central Academy team win the 10-goal tournament.
The annual New Year’s Eve Procession, lead by His Highness the Maharaja of Jodhpur, marked the end of the five-day event.
A more discreet crocodile, now in silk, a touch of leather and plenty of flow: Lacoste presented its Spring 2012 collection on Saturday with a focus on women, the first under its new artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista.
Oliveira Baptista said his vision in designing the line of clothes was that of a woman who was “energetic, casual and chic.”
Rene Lacoste, the French tennis player and businessman who founded the clothing empire in 1933, “was a visionary,” Oliveira said.
Hublot have released in collaboration with Polo Gold Cup Gstaad the limited edition Chukker Bang.
The new watch is inspired by the world of polo, and even developed together with Facundo Piers, who is one of the wold’s best polo players.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Hublot caliber HUB1141 flyback automatic chronograph movement with 59 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.
Prince Harry will be in New York City to once again attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors’ Island on June 27th.
Polo is played on horseback; teams of four try to score goals by hitting the ball into the opponents’ goal using long-handled mallets.
He will again face off against Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras, who is also a model for Ralph Lauren.
Team Cartier have won the 26th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St Moritz beating Team Julius BÃ¤r in the final.
The four teams competing (Cartier, Brioni, Julius Baer and Maserati) gave the 15,000 spectators a spectacular high-goal tournament of the highest calibre.
The intense final match ended in a 3-3 tie with Cartier ultimately winning due to a penalty in the last eight seconds of the match.
Prince Harry will be making his first-ever formal visit to the United States later this month to participate in the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic, taking place on Saturday, May 30th.
The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will coincide with the 400th anniversary of New York and opening day of the Governors Island season.
Event proceeds will benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S.-based charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa.
Colombian designer Miguel Caballero has developed a range of clothing tagged “high-security fashion”, which incorporates an ultra-lightweight bullet-proof fabric that is virtually indistinguishable from regular designer clothing.
A $12,000 anti-ballistic polo shirt has been developed as part of his “Black Collection” line and is available now from Harrod’s of London.
The polo-shirt is able to resist bullet-fire ranging from a 9mm pistol to an Uzi submachine gun, which is really impressive.