HORSE TIMES Magazine :: THE LEADING EQUESTRIAN MAGAZINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Add HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine to your Favorites Join HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Facebook Subscribe to HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Youtube Follow HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Google+ Pin HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine Photos Follow HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine Latest News
HOME PROFILE ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE LINKS CONTACT

The Leading Equestrian Magazine In The Middle East

Welcome To Horse Times
HORSE TIMES is a complimentary quarterly English-language magazine established in Egypt in 1997. It is the only English language publication in the Middle East dedicated to improving access .. read more..

Horse Times Magazine :: Spring Issue # 53

PUBLISHED SPRING 2017, ISSUE 53 FEATURES:

20TH ANNIVERSARY
HRH PRINCESS HAYA BINT AL HUSSEIN

20TH ANNIVERSARY
RIDERS’ PROFILES

20TH ANNIVERSARY
BLUE BLOOD ADDICTED TO HORSES

20TH ANNIVERSARY
BEHIND THE SCENES

20TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRITIES WITH PASSION FOR HORSES

20TH ANNIVERSAR..

VIEW MAGAZINE ISSUES HERE >>

Horse Times Weekly Headlines :: Issue # 28

• LGCT CANNES CSI5*: A SPECTACULAR WIN FOR LORENZO DE LUCA

• ATHINA ONASSIS HORSE SHOW CSI5* CHRISTIAN AHLMANN WINS THE LONGINES GP

• WARD AND ROTCHILD RECLAIM VICTORY IN SAPPHIRE GRAND PRIX DEVON CSI4*

• LGCT GRAND PRIX CANNES: MOYA WINS AND SMOLDERS HITS RANKING LEAD

• FEI NATIONS CUP..

VIEW HEADLINES ISSUES HERE >>

HORSE TIMES RELEASES A NEW BOOK


ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
NORWAY 2014

Download here >>
NEWS EVENTS HEADLINES ISSUES ARTICLES VIDEOS STREAMING BLOG
HORSE TIMES NEWS DETAILS
>> HABTOOR POLO AND BIN DRAI WILL PLAY THE DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP 2016 FINAL
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Horse Times Egypt: Equestrian Magazine :News :HABTOOR POLO AND BIN DRAI WILL PLAY THE DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP 2016 FINAL

Habtoor Polo and Bin Drai will play the final of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and part of Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. Two great semifinals were held this afternoon at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort with Bin Drai defeating UAE Polo by 9 goals to 6 and Habtoor Polo winning against Zedan by 11-9.

 

It was a great polo day with two exciting matches between four teams that battled hard for the two tickets for the great final of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016. In the first match of the day, Bin Drai had a great first chukker and the two goal difference achieved in the first 7 minutes were really important at the end of the game. 

 

UAE never gave up and pushed hard to get back in the game during the following chukkers but team made by patron Saeed Bin Drai, Tomás Iriarte (who suffered two hard falls luckily without consecuences), Matías Torres Zavaleta and Raúl Laplacette knew how to control the situation and finally achieved a 9 goals to 6 victory.

 

Match progression:

Bin Drai: 2-0/ 3-2/ 5-3/ 7-6/ 9-6

 

The second match of the day was one of the best games of the season. Habtoor Polo and Zedan played a great match, with superb polo level and five thrilling chukkers. Habtoor Polo had a perfect team work and knew how to stop superstar Pablo Mac Donough and teammates for a deserved 11-9 victory. After a great comeback in the second half, team made by patron Mohammed Al Habtoor, Marcos Panelo, Guillermo Terrera and Guillermo Cuitiño put the engines to work at full speed to defeat powerful Zedan team.

 

Match progression:

Habtoor: 2-4/ 4-5/ 7-6/ 9-9/11-9

 

The Dubai Challenge Cup will continue next friday at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort with the finals of the tournament. Edrees and Wolves will play the Bentley Cup at 2 pm and the great final of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016 will be held from 4 pm by Habtoor Polo and Bin Drai. Dubai Challenge Cup 2016 Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

 

Part of Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, The 18-goal tournament – one of the highest handicap tournaments in the region - will run from Friday March 18, 2016 to Friday April 1, 2016 at the new Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Mohammed Al Habtoor, founded the Dubai Gold Cup Series in 2009. Since then it has grown in tandem with the city of Dubai. Today it is one of the highest handicap tournament in the Middle East and the fourth largest of its kind after Argentina, the US and the UK. The Gold Cup Series is split into two tournaments: the McLaren Silver Cup and the Julius Baer Gold Cup and played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA). It attracts polo stars from around the world, VIPs, society figures as well as senior corporate executives from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This year in 2016, The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series reached to have a number of 5 tournaments under its umbrella (Silver Cup, Polo Masters Cup, Gold Cup, Dubai Challenge Cup and Dubai Cup).

 

© Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2016

 

 

--Ends--

PHOTOS
COMMENTS




Upcoming Events & Coverages



Olympia Horse Show (13-19 December 2016) - EQUIST (19-21 May 2017)

Copyright 2009 - 2017 © Horse Times. All rights reserved. powered by zanss.com