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India to play USA in Newport International Polo Series (Aug 1, 2009)

Source: Southtoday.com
May 14, 2009

The Newport International Polo Series will open its 18th season on Saturday, June 6 with USA vs. Chile at 5pm. Featuring teams from around the world competing against USA, the polo matches will run continuously every Saturday from June through September on

the polo grounds of historic Glen Farm on the outskirts of Newport, at 715 East Main Road/Rte.138 in Portsmouth, RI.

Hailing from the Curico Polo Club, the Chilean polo team returns for its 7th appearance in the Polo Series, to open the 2009 season and defend its most recent victory against USA, in 2006. Chileans rank among the worlds elite polo players, with recent acclaim including the 2008 FIP world championship and the UK Queen's Cup victory, among other prestigious international titles.

"The international lineup this season includes Chile, Scotland, Ireland, India, Jamaica, England, South Africa, and Hungary making its debut!" announced Dan Keating, USA team captain and founder of the Polo Series.

Dating back more than 130 years, the polo matches are a unique and popular Newport

summertime tradition for the pubic. Tickets are available at the entry gates two hours prior to the start of each match. General Admission for lawn or grandstand seating and tailgate picnics is $10 for adults; children 15 & under are free. Box seating is also available within in the Subscribers Enclosure for $15/person. For season tickets, group reservations and more information call 401-846-0200 or visit www.newportinternationalpolo.com

Special events during '09 season include the Newport Polo Club's annual Asado Lamb Roast on July 18, the International Polo Charity Ball on July 31st, the annual Lobsterbake on August 1, and the annual Jerk Grill on August, in which the public is invited to partake. For more information on the special events, contact the Polo Office: 401-847-7090.

Since 1992, the Polo Series takes place in the bucolic setting of Glen Farm, the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600's. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by the Polo Series' founder and thrive today as an equestrian and community recreational property.

2009 Season Schedule

June 6 USA vs. Chile

13 Newport vs. Yale

20 USA vs. Scotland

27 Newport Cup

July 4 USA vs. Hungary

11 Newport vs. Saratoga

18 USA vs. Ireland (followed by Asado Lamb Roast)

25 Newport Charity Cup

31 International Polo Charity Ball

August 1 USA vs. India (followed by Lobsterbake)

8 Lufthansa Invitational

15 USA vs. Jamaica (followed by Jamaican Jerk Grill)

22 Red Cross Hurricane Cup

29 Carnegie Abbey Cup

Sept. 5 USA vs. England

12 Newport Pro-Am

19 USA vs. South Africa

26 Finals


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