Photos by Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2016.
In a another exciting double action day for the Julius Baer Gold Cup, Julius Baer and Ghantoot achieved two important wins at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Julius Baer by Habtoor Polo defeated UAE Polo by 9 goals to 6 in a tough match that had in Guillermo Cuitiño the mvp and top scorer of the match after scoring the 9 goals of his team.
Cuitiño led Julius Baer to their first win in the tournament against a really tough rival like UAE that fought till the end but was faced against a solid Julius Baer team.
Julius Baer: 2-1/ 4-2/ 5-3/ 6-5/ 9-6
In the second match of the day, Ghantoot also had a happy afternoon at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club after defeating Mahra by 6 goals to 5 in a testing game.
Team made by Youssef Bin Desmal, Lucas Díaz Alberdi, Tomás Fernández Llorente and Bautista Bayugar suffered till the last minutes to secure the victory.
Bayugar was the top scorer of the match with four goals.
Ghantoot: 0-1/ 2-1/ 4-1/ 5-3/ 6-5
The Julius Baer Gold Cup will continue next friday at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club with a double action day.
Starting at 2 pm Zedan will play against Wolves Polo followed by Bin Drai facing Edrees
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (Dubai Open), an 18 Goal Handicap competition, enters its seventh year under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The tournament is now the highest handicap in the UAE.
The Dubai Open has been split into two tournaments. Starting with the McLaren Cup 2016, which runs from Friday January 22, 2016 to Friday February 5, 2016. The second tournament, the Julius Baer Gold Cup, commences on Friday, February 19, 2016 to Friday March 11, 2016.
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series is the fourth-largest tournament of its kind after Argentina, the US and the UK. First founded by Mohammed Al Habtoor in 2009, the tournament is the premier regional polo competition of the year, and attracts VIPs, society figures, and senior corporate executives from across the GCC. It has grown in tandem with the city of Dubai and since 2012, it is the only tournament in the UAE to be recognized and certified by the World Polo Tour (WPT).
It is played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), with the Gold Cup being played according to HPA rules and the provision of umpires is managed under strict international supervision by the HPA.