Royal Salute polo match returns Sunday

Facundo Pieres, the highest ranked polo player in the world, will play this weekend in the second annual Royal Salute Jubilee Cup.  The event will close out the season in town.

Facundo Pieres, the highest ranked polo player in the world, will play this weekend in the second annual Royal Salute Jubilee Cup. The event will close out the season in town.

You won’t want to miss the Royal Salute Jubilee Cup on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Greenwich Polo Club where Facundo Pieres, the world’s number one polo player, will compete.

The event marks the closing of the NE U.S. high-goal polo season. The season opened at Greenwich Polo Club in May with the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, held in support of His Royal Highness Prince Harry’s charity, Sentebale. The prince attended and participated in the match, bringing a lot of attention to the club as it kicked off the season. Now it’s ending the year with big fanfare as well.

Mr. Pieres will captain the Royal Salute team, and play alongside long-standing high-goal patron, Peter Brant, along with Steve Lefkowitz and Mr. Pieres’ own brother-in-law, Mariano Aguerre.

Royal Salute is a leading international supporter of polo, known as “the king of sports and the sport of kings,” and this year’s Royal Salute Jubilee Cup VIP hospitality event takes place in the grandstand at the polo club.  Local, national and international VIP guests will be treated to the award-winning L’Escale restaurant’s afternoon tea, and a specially curated Whiskey salute to celebrate the match.

Prior to the game, VIPs will enjoy a private tour of the exhibition of the works of Andy Warhol at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.

Norton & Sons, British tailors since 1821, has created a Most Valuable Player jacket to be awarded to the MVP of the match, and will be presented by British player Malcolm Borwick.

Waterford Crystal has donated a handmade crystal trophy for the winning team, together with player gifts of whiskey tumblers.

The polo match begins at 3 p.m. Gates open for picnicking at 1 p.m. There will be a traditional half time divot stomp at 3:45. The match ends at 4:30, followed by a salute to the players and horses and prize giving at 4:45. Details can be found at Greenwichpoloclub.com.

General admission tickets can be purchased at the polo club gate.

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