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Habtoor Polo retain Dubai Cup crown with win over Ankora/Dr. A Polo


Members of the Habtoor Polo team celebrate with the trophy.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Defending champions Habtoor Polo claimed the last trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series for the fourth year after beating Ankora/Dr. A Polo 7-5 in the final held at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.

Habtoor Polo team's performance throughout the Dubai Cup 2021 final was consistent and had the early lead with 2 goals. Ankora/Dr. A Polo team on their tail, Ricardo Garros managed to match the goals delivered by their opponent by halftime.

The final chukker had seen Aiti Garros threaten the impending win for Habtoor Polo as he levelled the game at 5 goals at mid chukker. Both teams raced for the win and Santiago Gomez Romero nicked the 6th goal for Habtoor Polo and with ample time on the clock, Ankora/Dr A Polo attempted to tie the game once more. But Habtoor Al Habtoor broke through and delivered an excellent runaway goal that sealed the victory for the Habtoor Polo team.

Philippe d'Amat, General Manager of Al Habtoor Polo Resort, gave away the prize to the winners.

Earlier, round robin games amongst AM Polo, Dubai IMMO and El Basha Polo teams kicked off the subsidiary match of the Dubai Cup 2021. El Basha emerged winner in the subsidiary final after winning the match against Dubai IMMO.

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