Royal Polo Club Kicks off Season at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club

Pink Polo launches exciting 2017-2018 season at the Royal Polo Club with free entry on 3 November

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31 October 2017, UAE ~ Polo enthusiasts will once again be treated to the very best sporting action at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club on 3 November 2017.

Now in its eighth year, the highlight of the Pink Polo event will be an exhibition match between an all women’s Beverly Hills Polo team led by Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, against the Ghantoot Goes Pink men’s team of Nasser Al Shamsi, Abdullah Ben Dasmal, Fahad Al Qubaisi and Ahmed BuQdain.

Other members of the women’s team include HRH Princess Azemah, daughter of HM King of Brueni, Germany’s Sandra Schneider, a Dubai-based PR guru and Marianele Gastagnola, a pro player, instructor and horse trainer from the famous polo town of Canuelas, Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Worldwide campaigns and events have helped raise awareness of important cancer initiatives and the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club are committed to bringing the community together around such an important health issue.

We are delighted to be involved in such an important health topic as breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide,” said HE Saeed Bin Hoofan Al Mansouri, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, Vice Chairman. “I believe that events like this help create greater awareness and also play an important role in the screening and prevention process overall.

We invite all polo enthusiasts, families and friends interested in improving the general quality of people’s lives to attend our Pink Polo Day with the endless support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club Governing Partner.”

Ahmed Al Nuaimi, General Manager of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, joined the chorus hoping to combat the dreaded disease and threw light on the club’s deep seated role.

We are privileged to have one of the best polo club’s in the country,” he said. “Besides offering sporting competition of the highest level it is our duty to support the community and be involved in major issues like cancer awareness. We at Ghantoot are committed to this cause and hope that events like out inaugural Pink Polo Day will go a long way to providing support and remove the stigma associated with issues like cancer, with special thanks to Abu Dhabi Sports Council.”

At A Glance
▪ What: Pink Polo Day
▪ Where: Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club – Abu Dhabi Dubai Highway Exit 399
▪ When: Friday, 3 November (Gates open at 2.00pm)
▪ Exhibitions Polo Game. 5:00pm
Team A – Ghantoot Goes Pink
Nasser Al Shamsi
Abduallah Ben Desmal
Fahad Al Qubaisi
Ahmed BuQdain
Team B – Pink Beverly Hills Polo Club
HH Sheikha Maitha Bent Mohammed Ben Rashid Al Maktoum
HRH Princess Azemah
Sandra Schneider
Marianela Castagnola

Key Notes about the event
▪ Entrance is free for the public
▪ Food and Beverage available in the foot court
▪ Kids Activites open free for the public
▪ Raffle draw and gifts for all visitors
▪ Pink clinic featuring Medical checks; Mammogram available free for all public
▪ Jannah Hotels & Resorts Lounge available
▪ Pink Souq featuring Shops; workshops; saloons; makeup stations; fashion; activities

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