A Royal end of the 45 International Polo Tournament in Sotogrande

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The 45th International Polo Tournament at the Santa María Polo Club has come to an end. This unique sporting event has made Sotogrande, during the month of August, the European focus of this sport.

This summer, many personalities have attended the tournament this summer in Sotogrande. The final was celebrated last Sunday, the 28th of August. There have been many personalities who have passed this summer by Sotogrande Tournament occasion. King Juan Carlos de Borbon was present and in charge of giving this years trophy to the winning team “Dubai team”

The sport has many followers in countries like Argentina, Australia, Britain and the United States. Although in our country it is still not very well know, we notice an increase in national followers, of this elite sport, every year.

Personalities who have been to Sotogrande this year

Throughout the summer, Sotogrande has been visited by sheiks, princes and princesses, sultans or fortunes listed on the Forbes' list.

On the day of the final, Don Juan Carlos enjoyed the company of Prince Jeffrey of Brunei, María José Mora Figueroa and Luis Alfonso de Borbon to name a few. His niece, Simoneta Gomez-Acebo, also came as an ambassador for Cartier.

The Final

For the second consecutive year, Team Dubai has played,last Sunday, the final of the 45th INDI International Polo Tournament to become champion of Cartier Gold Cup after beating the Ayala Polo Team in the final by 12-7.

It was a very tight final, with both struggling to break parity  which was maintained until the fifth chukka.. It was then that the formation comprising Rashid Albwardy, James Stirling, Alejo Taranco and Adolfo Cambiaso managed to reach  a difference of three goals and therefor won the cuo in the last 10 minutes

If you want to know more details about this exciting final held on August 28, visit the website of the Santa María Polo Club: http://santamariapoloclub.com/dubai-campeon-copa-oro/