Mercury Polo Cup 2008
On June 28 and 29, the sixth annual Mercury Polo Cup was
held at the Otrada equestrian complex. Organizers of the
event included the Russian Polo Club, Eventica, and Absolutpro,
along with the Mercury, a traditional support of polo competitions.
Over two days of clouds and rain, four teams competed to
win the title, with Beluga emerging the winner with a score of 5
to 1 over Villagio Estate. This was not the fi rst victory for Beluga
this year on Russian soil: The team also won the Mercury Snow
Polo Cup 2008, held at Otrada in February. And 2008 has turned
out to be a watershed year not only for the Beluga team but for
Russian polo in general: Russian Polo Club Chairman Viktor
Uako kicked off the competition with the announcement that
the Mercury Polo Cup event is to join the World Polo Tour.