The Gentleman Magazine Issue 3 | June/July - Page 60

Final of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Trippetts Challenge At Cowdray Park Polo Club Jaeger-LeCoultre shares a rich history with polo, from designing the iconic Reverso watch to supporting polo worldwide, and is proud to sponsor the annual Jaeger- LeCoultre Trippetts Challenge for the James Wentworth Stanley Memorial Cup, the first high goal tournament of the UK polo season. Seven teams entered the 2017 tournament with El Remanso and Murus Sanctus making it through to the Final on Sunday 21st May. Charlie Hanbury’s El Remanso team played the same line-up of four professional English players as 2016. Hanbury (4 goals) took the number 1 position with Ollie Cudmore (5 goals) at 2, and 6 goalers James Beim and James Harper at number 3 and Back respectively. Corinne Richard’s new line-up for 2017 sees Argentine 10 goaler Hilario Ulloa and 4 goaler Martin Podesta enter the side with former team member Facundo Sola (8 goals) retaining his number 3 position. Corinne (2 goals) played at number 1, Podesta (4 goals) at 2, with Ulloa at Back. With El Remanso’s combined handicap of 21 goals, the team received one goal on the scoreboard to start the match. The English pros made a bold start with Ollie Cudmore making a swift goal. Ulloa responded with a goal for Murus Sanctus. The chukka was pacey and as it drew to a close El Remanso had 5 goals on the scoreboard, Ulloa adding one more to his team’s score from a safety 60 yard penalty just before the bell sounded. Chukka 2 saw increased determination from Ulloa. A well- aimed shot at goal was saved by Harper. Beim picked up the ball and sent it to Cudmore who made a superb run down the pitch to score his second g