GPC revives the John T. Oxley Trophy

John T. and wife Mary Oxley with John’s favorite polo mare Cat-A-Joy, also in the Hall of Fame, inducted inaugural year for Horses to Remember, year 2000.

This coming weekend, Hall of Famer John T. Oxley will be remembered by the playing of a tournament in his honor that has been revived at Grand Champions Polo Club. It starts on Friday November 5th with the finals to be played on Sunday, November 7th.
The John T. Oxley Memorial Trophy resides at the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame. It was gifted to the Museum by his son John C. “Jack” Oxley and the Royal Palm Polo Club at the time of the club’s closing in May 2008. Established in honor of the venerable John T. Oxley who passed away in 1996, the first annual playing for the trophy was in 1997 at Royal Palm Polo and Sports Club, and presented to team Ft. Lauderdale for their victory over Vancouver International.
Inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fame in 1994, John T. Oxley was recognized as a pioneer in polo. The founder of the Royal Palm Polo Sports Club in Boca Raton, Oxley played polo well into his 80s. He started playing at age 46 and won the U.S. Open twice, Sunshine League, Rolex Gold Cup, Monty Waterbury and Silver Cup. At age 83, Oxley became the oldest player ever to win a major polo event when his team won the International Gold Cup.
Photos from Museum of Polo Archive