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Polo – The Sport Of Kings
confused with horseracing. Polo season in Palm
Beach County runs from January through April/
might interest you before the season begins.
Originating in ancient Persia, polo was a train
became the Iranian national sport where only
eled to North India, to the Byzantines and Egypt.
Not uncommon here to see sultans battling it
particularly. Here in Japan seems to be where
polo derived the name “pulu” meaning ball.
Slowly the game spread through India where
to England. England is responsible for the forma
tion of Polo Clubs and the creation of the formal
Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and the U.S.
It truly is a sight to behold; the game has
a royal grace and cultured feel to it. The game
begins with the two teams opposite each other
referee standing along the sidelines. The teams
race and maneuver to hit the ball to their respec
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period of time allowed for that period). Between
fresh ones. And as you can guess, the winner is
the team with the most goals after time has run
been made the teams change direction. This
match in it in the last twenty years, then it was
While this is very true, the matches played up
there are generally played in the Spring and
Summer months with the elite present. But what
further than right here in Palm Beach County.
clubs as The International Polo Club Palm Beach
and Palm Beach Polo and Hunt Club.
after all so dress accordingly. Since polo is a ma
casual as there are sometimes events before or
and presentable for meeting others. And by all
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