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Paspaley Polo in the City – Centennial Park Sydney

Saturday 13 December 2008  Words: MiSociety  Images: Bill Ranken & MiSociety

Photos and story from 2009 Polo in the City

Poised ponies and prancing princesses took their mark for the 2008 Paspaley Polo in the City at Sydney’s Centennial Park.  As the temperatures rose and hairdos fell, partyers mingled, munched and partook heartilly of Mumm Champers and Peroni. 

A ‘Rules of Polo’ booklet was provided for the uninformed and informative, yet light hearted commentary, throughout all the matches.

The ‘stomping of the divots’ custom for the stilletto wearers was ‘interesting’ to say the least, the dash for prizes very competative with the ‘races’ of a more human kind a hoot.

The ‘Paspaley Polo in the City’ series, which completed a national circuit to Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and Perth.  Polo is experiencing a huge growth in viewing popularity, with estimates of a second successive year of the doubling of the number of spectators.

The basic stated aim of the game of Polo is ‘to ensure that all participants of polo have maximum enjoyment and an opportunity to play in a well umpired, fair and true match’.  What a terrific credo that would be for sports generally in a world today where that old cry of ‘play up, play up, play the game’ has been buried under mountains of commercial considerations.

So if you missed this years Polo in the City at Centennial Park in Sydney and didn’t get to languish in a marquee or wander around the field ‘sipping the bubbles’ or  ‘stomping the divots’ with celebs and friends be sure to ‘chukka’ it in the social diary for next year.

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