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Paspaley Polo in the City 2010 in Sydney – photos

21 November 2010   Photos and Story; MiSociety

Chukka another Polo on the barbie – ‘cos Sydney can’t get enough
Polo in the City at Sydney’s Centennial Park has firmly galloped onto the city’s social calendar at lightening speed although this was only it’s fifth year.  The weather gods blessed the day again for 2010 bringing hoards of the well shod to Centennial Park to party, socialise, eat, drink and oh yes, watch Polo.

Chic corporate marquees encircled the paddock with invited guests initially lounging in style as they quaffed the ‘Veuve’ sipped the ‘Pimms’ and languished over ‘Lady Luck’ RTD’s.  That was until the Polo ponies hit the field causing an almost abandonment of the marquees as the eager spectators jostled for viewing vantage points.  Many stayed on the grass walkway to mingle, hobnob and (of course) to be seen.

The Polo action, with teams comprising of globally recognised players, saw the two fast moving games on the tight field hotly contested.  The Pro-Am Challenge match was the opener with Lady Luck going up against Fairline.  The main match, The Paspaley Cup, saw team Audi battling it out with Veuve Clicquot.  These Polo teams are sponsored by their namesakes; Lady Luck (vodka pre-mix from Cruiser), Fairline (CRS Yachts and Luxury Cruisers), Audi (Motor Vehicles), Veuve Clicquot (Champagne).

Polo in the City fashions were varied for both boys and girls with many variations on the theme.   Incorporating all colours and styles most looked fabulous with only a minority dressed as though they were heading for a city bar with their stilettos sinking in the grass.  Some Polo fashion clues for next time.

Emma Freedman performed the ‘Ball Drop’ for the Paspaley Cup with the matches being interspersed with the traditional ‘divot stomping’ spiced up with a ‘find the champers cork’ for prizes.  More fun ensued with ‘dashes’ for both ladies and men and ride the wooden Polo pony test.

Many here were Polo watching novices but MiSociety’s vox pops during the day showed that the interest in Polo in Sydney is matching the world wide trend where Polo is now the fastest growing equine sport.

Match Results
Verve Clicquot
Rob Ballard – 3 goals (1 in 1st, 3rd and 4th)
Glen Gilmore – 4 goals (2 in 3rd and 2 in 4th)
Audi
Ruki Ballieu – 4 goals (1 in 1st, 1 in 2nd and 2 in 4th chukka)
Ric McCarthy – 4 goals (1 in 1st, 2 in 2nd and 1 in 4th chukka)
Lady Luck
Nick Wills – 3 goals (1 in 2nd, 1 in 3rd and 1 in 4th chukka)
Lochlin Graham – 2 goals (1st and 3rd chukka)
Gus Graham – 1 goal (1st chukka)
Angus Campbell – 4 goals (1 in 2nd, 1 in 3rd and 2 in 4th chukka(
Fairline
Adam Meally 6 goals (2 in 1st chukka, 2 in 2nd chukka and 2 in 4th chukka)

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Lady Luck team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Fairline Team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Fairline Team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Fairline Team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Augustus Aguirre and Ed Matthies - Veuve Clicquot team, Polo in the City Sydney

Augustus Aguirre and Ed Matthies - Veuve Clicquot team, Polo in the City Sydney

Augustus Aguirre and Ed Matthies - Veuve Clicquot team, Polo in the City Sydney

Veuve Clicquot Team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Veuve Clicquot Team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Veuve Clicquot Team - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Todd Cummins in his Stanton cap with Don Wilson - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Todd Cummins in his Stanton cap with Don Wilson - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Todd Cummins in his Stanton cap with Don Wilson - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Ellie Tavakoli and Sheeva Tavakoli - Paspaley VIP Marquee - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Ellie Tavakoli and Sheeva Tavakoli - Paspaley VIP Marquee - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Ellie Tavakoli and Sheeva Tavakoli - Paspaley VIP Marquee - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Gerard Farley, Nick Waylan and John Rendal - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Gerard Farley, Nick Waylan and John Rendal - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Gerard Farley, Nick Waylan and John Rendal - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Glen Upton - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Glen Upton - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Glen Upton - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Ellie Tavakoli and Sheeva Tavakoli - Paspaley VIP Marquee, - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Ellie Tavakoli and Sheeva Tavakoli - Paspaley VIP Marquee, - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Ellie Tavakoli and Sheeva Tavakoli - Paspaley VIP Marquee, - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Christa Billich and Geoffrey Nathan - Polo in the City 2010 Sydney

Christa Billich and Geoffrey Nathan - Polo in the City 2010 Sydney

Christa Billich and Geoffrey Nathan - Polo in the City 2010 Sydney

Divot stomp prize winners Amanda Bradley and Marie O'Connor with Mark Bradley

Divot stomp prize winners Amanda Bradley and Marie O'Connor with Mark Bradley

Divot stomp prize winners Amanda Bradley and Marie O'Connor with Mark Bradley

Stomping the divots - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Stomping the divots - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Stomping the divots - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Jason Varker and Trish Nichol - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Jason Varker and Trish Nichol - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Jason Varker and Trish Nichol - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

More the speed for some - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

More the speed for some - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

More the speed for some - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Liz Noonan, Nick Wills, Sally Jordan, Sofija Zlatevska, Angus Campbell - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Liz Noonan, Nick Wills, Sally Jordan, Sofija Zlatevska, Angus Campbell - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Liz Noonan, Nick Wills, Sally Jordan, Sofija Zlatevska, Angus Campbell - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck and Fairline during the Pro-am Challenge - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck and Fairline during the Pro-am Challenge - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck and Fairline during the Pro-am Challenge - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck and Fairline during the Pro-am Challenge - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck and Fairline during the Pro-am Challenge - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Lady Luck and Fairline during the Pro-am Challenge - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - where'd the ball go - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - where'd the ball go - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Paspaley Cup - where'd the ball go - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Stomping the divots - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Stomping the divots - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

Stomping the divots - Polo in the City Sydney 2010

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