The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge

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HH Sheikha Maitha prepares to defend her title in the 2014 Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at Desert Palm Resort

Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will return to Desert Palm, Dubai, from 17 - 22 February 2014 to defend her title in the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge. She will be playing for her own UAE Polo Team against three other talented, 14-goal teams - Cartier, CNN and Desert Palm. Ali Albwardy, owner of the Desert Palm estate will be playing alongside the Sheikha but may be keeping a close eye on the other teams as his sons, Tariq and Rashid, are in action for the Desert Palm team.

Now in its 9th year, The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Every match will be played at Ali Albwardy's beautiful Desert Palm estate, home to one of Dubai’s premier boutique retreats, Desert Palm by Per AQUUM. To ensure that the players’ and ponies’ style is as elegant as their play, La Martina has been reappointed as the Official Team Kit Supplier, 

Match resutls will be published here daily. 

Cartier (Red)

No.

Name

Handicap

1.

Adriano Agosti

0

2.

Saeed Bin Drai

0

3.

Francisco Elizalde

7

4.

Raul Laplacette

6

 

13

 

CNN (Blue)

No.

Name

Handicap

1.

Amr Zedan

0

2.

Faris Al Yabhouni

0

3.

Facundo Fernandez Llorente

4

4.

David (Pelon) Stirling

10

 

14

 

Desert Palm (Grey)

No.

Name

Handicap

1.

Tariq Albwardy

1

2.

Rashid Albwardy

2

3.

Martin Valent

5

4.

Facundo Castagnola

6

 

14

 

UAE POLO TEAM (Black)

No.

Name

Handicap

1.

HH Sheikha Maitha

0

2.

Mohammed Al Habtoor

0

3.

Alfredo Capella

8

4.

Guillermo Cuitino

6

 

14