This past Sunday under beautiful sunny skies and in front of a packed SBPRC crowd Grants Farm took on Mansour for the Finals of the USPA Lucchese America Cup
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After this exciting 1pm match we had the 3pm game which featured a battle of the unbeaten, Mansour against Grants Farm, both of whom narrowly won their games on the previous Friday. This game was very significant as the winner would be in a nearly perfect spot to make the finals the following Sunday. With this large reward sitting on the table both teams set out to send a message in the first chukker and brought their best horses to try and establish an early lead. However this did not amount to much as neither team like in the previous game was able to slip away from the others grasp. This continued all the way until the fifth chukker when Grants farm all of the sudden exploded out to a 4 goal lead thanks to goals off the mallet of Jeff Hall and Polito Pieres. Mansour kept fighting desperately to break this lead and mount a last minute comeback but due to some unfortunate penalties they were stopped short and Grants Farm was able to take the win by a score of 12 to 9. Next Sunday at 1pm will be the Finals of the Lucchese Americaâ€™s Cup so if you are in the Santa Barbara area, make sure you stop by as it will be a very fun and exciting event.
Article By Wiley Uretz SBPRC Assistant Polo Manager
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