Desert Palm Wins Cartier Int'l Dubai Polo Challenge
The home team captured the trophy at the Desert Palm Polo Club the other day during the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge. The Desert Palm team, manned by the best polo players money can buy, beat out Swiss bank Julius Baer's team 7 – 4.5. The patron of the event, which got underway with a ball being thrown from the back of a Porsche 911, was HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. A secondary prize, the Desert Palm Trophy, was given to the Qatar Airways team after they defeated Cartier's own team 9.5 – 3. Matias Machado of the Bank Julius Baer team was named Most Valuable Player and received prizes from both Cartier and La Martina, the Official Team Kit Supplier.