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Habtoor Polo makes it to the semifinals of the McLaren Cup 2017

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Habtoor Polo, team made up by patron Mohammed Al Habtoor, Juan Zubiaurre, Tomás Beresford and Nicolás Pieres, makes it to the semifinales of the McLaren Cup.

In today´s matches held in the Al Habtoor Polo Resort, Habtoor Polo defeated Desert Palm by 9 goals to 8 and with 3 victories in a row goes straight to the semifinals to join already qualified Bin Drai Polo Team.

Desert Palm, UAE Polo, Mahra and Zedan will play quarterfinal matches for the remaining two places in the final round.

Habtoor Polo and Desert Palm played a thrilling match, with a great polo level and both teams struggling till the end to achieve the victory.

It was a very even game, match progression shows that it was so, with Ellerstina ten goaler player Nicolás Pieres leading the Habtoor Team and Alejo Taranco playing in a great level with Desert Palm.

In the last seven minutes patron Mohammed Al Habtoor´s team took the chances they had to score and achieved the victory by 9 goals to 8 that also gave them the ticket to the semifinals of the McLaren Cup.

Nico Pieres was the top scorer of the match with 6 goals and Tommy Beresford the MVP.

Source: Habtoor Polo also makes it to the semifinals of the Mc Laren Cup

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«الحبتور» أول المتأهلين لنصف نهائي «كأس ماكلارين» للبولو

Source: «الحبتور» أول المتأهلين لنصف نهائي «كأس ماكلارين» للبولو

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McLaren Cup 2017: All eyes on Habtoor Polo vs Desert Palm Polo at AHPRC

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Habtoor Polo remains unbeaten in the McLaren Cup

Report and photos by Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2017. 

Habtoor Polo and Desert Palm won their respective matches for the third day of action of the McLaren Cup held today at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.

Habtoor Polo remains unbeaten in the tournament after defeating UAE Polo by 9 goals to 7.5 while Desert Palm achieved their first victory in the Mc Laren Cup after defeating Wolves Polo by 13 goals to 6.

In the second match of the day, Habtoor Polo defeated, after a great comeback in the fifth chukker, UAE Polo by 9 goals to 7.5.

Both teams played a great match, with full speed action and good polo level. UAE Polo, with Guillermo Terrera and Pablo Terrera replacing injured Lucas Monteverde and Matías Benoit, had a very good first half.

With Terrera and Hyde “on fire”, UAE took possession of the actions and the score.

In the second half, with Alfredo Capella playing at a great level and scoring almost every opportunity near the goalposts, Habtoor Polo closed the gap in the fourth chukker and completed the comeback in the last seven minutes for a great victory that keeps them unbeaten in the McLaren Cup.

Capella was the top scorer of the match with 7 goals and Juan Zubiaurre (Habtoor Polo) the MVP.

Match progression:

Habtoor: 0-1.5/ 0-2.5/ 2-4.5/ 5-6.5/ 9-7.5

The McLaren Cup will continue tomorrow at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort with the debut of Mahra Polo in the tournament playing against Bin Drai from 4 pm.

Seven polo teams will be participating in the McLaren Cup 2017 18-goal handicap:

  • Mahra Polo – Patron: Rashid Al Habtoor
  • Bin Drai Polo Team – Patron: Saeed Bin Drai
  • Habtoor Polo Team – Patron: Mohammed Al Habtoor
  • UAE Polo Team – Patron: Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Zedan Polo Team – Patron: Amr Zedan
  • Habtoor Wolves Polo Team – Patron: Habtoor Al Habtoor
  • Desert Palm Polo Team – Tariq Albwardy

Source: Habtoor Polo remains unbeaten in the Mc Laren Cup

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#McLaren Cup 2017: Habtoor Polo vs UAE Polo Team

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Habtoor Polo off to a winning start in McLaren Cup

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Habtoor Polo led by #MohammedAlHabtoor smashed a victory over @WolvesPolo 9-7 in an exicting match between the two teams yesterday at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Habtoor Polo will play their second match of the #McLaren Cup against UAE Polo Team on Tuesday. فريق حبتور بولو بقيادة محمد الحبتور يفوز على فريق وولفز بولو 9-7 في مباراة حماسية بين الفريقين أمس في منتجع ونادي الحبتور للبولو. سوف يلعب فريق حبتور بولو مباراته الثانية في كأس ماكلارين ضد فريق الإمارات بولو يوم الثلاثاء. #McLarenCup #Polo #HabtoorPolo #Dubai #UAE #MKH #DubaiPoloGoldCup #MyDubai #HighGoalSeason

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Habtoor Polo wins the opening match of the McLaren Cup

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Habtoor Polo won the first match of the McLaren Cup, the first trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, in the first match of the season, held Saturday January 21st at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.

Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor’s team defeated Wolves Polo by 9 goals to 7 with Alfredo Capella replacing injured Nicolás Pieres in the initial line up.

First three chukkers were played at full speed, with both teams in a very even level and a very short diference in the score for Habtoor Polo.
The second half of the match was another story. Habtoor Polo took notice of coach Guillermo Cuitiño words and achieved to score three consecutive goals for a 8-5 gap for the last seven minutes of the match.

Despite of Wolves reaction Habtoor secured the victory with another goal in the last chukker for a 9-7 final result.

Alfredo Capella and Tomás Beresford where the top scorers of the match with 4 goals each and, for the record, Habtoor Al Habtoor (Wolves) scored the first goal of the tournament.

Match progression: Habtoor: 1-2/ 3-2/ 5-4/ 8-5/ 9-7

Source: Habtoor Polo wins the opening match of the McLaren Cup

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Vice-Chairman & CEO, Mohammed Al Habtoor presides over a meeting at Al Habtoor City

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Vice Chairman & CEO of Al Habtoor Group, Mohammed Al Habtoor visited Al Habtoor City for an inspection tour of the Hotels along with a team of contractors and consultants on Saturday.

During the tour, Mohammed Al Habtoor attended a weekly meeting at the Westin Dubai, where he was briefed on the progress of the La Perle by Dragone theatre at Al Habtoor City.

 

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Final Practice match for Team Habtoor Polo ahead of the McLaren Cup 2017

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Mohammed Al Habtoor along with Team Habtoor Polo participated in a practice as part of the preparations before the start of McLaren Cup 2017 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on Saturday.  In a friendly contest between Wolves Polo and Habtoor Polo, total of five chukkers were played.

Habtoor Polo won the match and the boys are ready for the opening match of the McLaren Cup.

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McLaren Cup 2017: Habtoor Polo to face Habtoor Wolves on Jan 21.

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Only 2 days to go until the #McLaren Cup 2017 kicks off! The spectacular sporting event begins with the first match of #HabtoorPolo against Team #WolvesPolo. Come watch #MohammedAlHabtoor and the boys in action like you’ve never seen before at 2:30pm at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Team Habtoor Polo will start as favorites against Team Habtoor Wolves on Saturday.

The Dubai Gold Cup Series  has been split into two tournaments. Starting with the McLaren Cup, which runs from Saturday January 21st, 2017 to Friday February 3rd, 2017. The second tournament, the Julius Baer Gold Cup, commences on Friday, February 18th, 2017 to Friday March 10th, 2017.

The participating teams will host some of the top-ranking World Polo Tour players, including Pablo Mac Donough, the 10-goal superstar; Nicolas Pieres, who was recently raised to 10 goals after his superb performance in the Argentine Polo Season.

Six polo teams will be participating in the McLaren Cup 2017 18-goal handicap:

  • Mahra Polo – Patron: Rashid Al Habtoor
  • Bin Drai Polo Team – Patron: Saeed Bin Drai
  • Habtoor Polo Team – Patron: Mohammed Al Habtoor
  • UAE Polo Team – Patron: Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Zedan Polo Team – Patron: Amr Zedan
  • Habtoor Wolves Polo Team – Patron: Habtoor Al Habtoor
  • Desert Palm Polo Team – Tariq Albwardy

 

 

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