UAE Polo is the champion of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2016 after defeating Mahra in a great final by 10 goals to 7 at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
With a superb teamwork performance, patron HH Sheika Maitha´s team achieved a deserved victory to win the most important polo trophy in the Middle East for the first time.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2016 goes to the UAE Polo Team that now joins Mahra, Abu Dhabi, Habtoor Polo, Ghantoot and Zedan in the winning list of the trophy, after 7 years of great success.
UAE Polo showed from the very beginning their intentions to win the final match and started at a great level. With Lucas Monteverde leading his team from the back and teenager Jack Hyde scoring each opportunity they had, UAE achieved a five goal lead with only seven minutes to go.
In the last chukker, Mahra battled hard to get back in the game but HH Sheika Maitha´s team controlled the game for a final victory by 10 goals to 7.
Lucas Monteverde was the MVP of the Julius Gold Cup final and Asesora, the mare played by Jack Hyde, was the Best Playing Pony.
The Argentine Breeders Polo Ponies Association also awarded Dolfina Divina played by Lucas Monteverde.
Match progression: UAE Polo: 3-2/ 6-2/ 7-4/ 10-5/ 10-7
The Bentley Cup Final had Julius Baer Team by Habtoor Polo as the new winner after defeating Abu Dhabi in the final by 8 goals to 7.
It was the first final of a great day at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and Julius Baer had a great performance against a tough Abu Dhabi Polo Team.
Match progression: Julius Baer: 1-1/ 3-2/ 4-2/ 5-2/ 8-7