Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club’s breeding programme plays an important role in our success. It is our belief that our continued growth lies in the production of home-grown talent and we apply this principle to our ponies as well as our players.
As the only polo breeding operation in the Middle East, we lead the way in the development of polo bloodlines in our region. Our Breeding Manager, Sultan Mohammed, has overseen the breeding of Purebred Arabians for flat racing since 1997. The programme was so successful that we extended our remit to include Thoroughbred polo ponies in 2003.
We currently have three Thoroughbred stallions from Argentina and more than 30 broodmares for polo breeding.
These retired polo ponies were selected for their good bloodlines and excellence on the polo field. So far Ghantoot Racing & Polo Clubs breeding department has produced around 100 polo ponies.
At present there are around 100 horses in the breeding department including broodmares and yearlings. This 2012/13 season we are expecting around 50 foals to be delivered.
When our yearlings are ready for breaking they will be transferred to the training department on the instructions of our Chairman. The juveniles are broken and trained by our Argentine professionals who have many years of experience in the preparation of world-class polo ponies.
Our breeding department also includes Thoroughbred stallions and Purebred Arabians for flat racing.