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Balladeer’s Blog continues its coverage of the world’s OLDEST team sport. Polo was already centuries old when Alexander the Great’s men played it! FOR MY PRIMER ON POLO CLICK HERE  

Las Monjitas PoloDAY FIVE, FIRST MATCH: LAS MONJITAS VS DAILY RACING FORM. This Match pitted Las Monjitas – Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Black Habits – against the Defending U.S. Open Champions, Daily Racing Form – Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Stat-Hounds.

International Polo Club overheadIn the First Chukker the Stat-Hounds showed the proverbial Heart of a Champion, shutting out the Black Habits while notching a Goal for themselves. The Second Chukker saw Las Monjitas outperform their opponents 2 Goals to 1, tying things up at 2-2.

The Black Habits repeated that pattern in the Third Chukker, putting 2 more Goals between the Uprights to the 1 mustered by the Daily Racing Form. Going into Halftime Las Monjitas held a 4-3 edge. Continue reading


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