Yas Properties scored an exciting win over host Ghantoot Polo Club in the season opener
Yas Properties Scored an Exciting Win Over Ghantoot in the Season Opener
Pink Polo Exhibition match marks the start of a historic 2019-2020 season at the UAE’s Royal Polo Club, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
YAS Properties Polo Team celebrate on the podium after winning the Pink Polo Exhibition match at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. They defeated Ghantoot Polo Team six goals to three in a match played over four chukkers.
A Royal start to the proceedings at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, which was buzzing with anticipation and festivity last weekend. The overall theme was to raise awareness for breast cancer and to support the community through sport.
The club could not have wished for a better start to the landmarked new season when it hosted the tradition of the Pink Polo Exhibition match at their state-of-the-art polo club in Abu Dhabi last weekend.
This was the 10th edition of Pink Polo Day, an event which hopes to raise awareness for breast cancer through sport and by bringing the whole community together to support each other in coping and dealing with the illness.
The highlight of a day filled with exciting activities and entertainment was the polo match between YAS Properties Polo Team and the hosts, Ghantoot Polo Team. Victory went to the visitors who scored six goals against the three by Ghantoot.
Ali Al Marri stole the show with a high-level display of polo, during which he scored a goal in each of the game’s four chukkers.
He was well supported by Yousef Bin Dasmal, who scored two goals, with the two women in the team, HH Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum, and Petre B Spanko, providing them all the support on the field.
Abdullah Bin Desmal top scored for Ghantoot while Khalid Bin Drai also put his name on the scoreboard., Maryam Al Hassani also showed she can mix it with the men with a good display of horsemanship.
Petra B Spanka saluted the spirit of the players on the field and described the match and atmosphere at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club was thoroughly enjoyable.
Pink Polo Day is supported by Yas International Investment, Yas Capital Investments, Yas International Developments, Maserati Premier Motors, and La Roche Pharmacy.
The activities also feature a demonstration by the Abu Dhabi K9s dog unit show, jiu jitsu, and more after the traditional Balloon release ceremony.
There were several marquees at the venue where women could undergo random tests for breast cancer and the reassuring message that was delivered was that the treatment in the UAE is free while the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) also encourages all women in the UAE, nationals and residents to avail of the screenings for the early detection of breast cancer. An interesting feature of the match was the participation of women players in both teams.