Report and photos by Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2017.
Habtoor Polo won the Dubai Cup, the last tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, after defeating Mahra by 8.5 goals to 8 in a great final held this afternoon at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.
Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor’s team played a great match against a very tough opponent and achievied the last trophy of an amazing season of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.
Both teams fought till the last seconds of the match for the victory but Habtoor Polo, with a great teamwork performance, achieved to back away talented Mahra players for a deserved victory.
Habtoor Al Habtoor (Habtoor Polo) was the MVP of the final and Bochinche, owned by Nicolás Pieres, and played today by Santiago Gómez Romero in the first and fourth chukker, was the Best Playing Pony.
In the first match of the day, Dr. A-Bangash achieved the Subsidiary Cup after defeating Wolves by 10 goals to 5.
Today’s matches progression:
Dr. A-Bangash: 4-1/ 7-3/ 9-4/ 10-5
Habtoor Polo: 1.5-2/ 4.5-4/ 6.5-6/ 8.5-8
With today’s final matches of the Dubai Cup, held for teams from 6 to 8 goals handicap, the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017 came to an end after a successful season that had UAE Polo winning the McLaren Cup, Mahra lifting the Masters Cup, Zedan Polo as the Gold Cup champions, Bin Drai achieving the Challenge Cup and finaly Habtoor Polo winning the Dubai Cup.