17 November 2017
The Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club hosted 2017-2018 season featuring their key event Pink Polo Day. The event was focused on the UAE’s health issues campaign like fight against breast cancer as it is the cause of more than 20 percent deaths of overall female deaths in UAE.
The event was themed one as all-girl Polo team against all-men Polo team. Beverly Hills Polo team was wearing pink jerseys, the pink color was worked as the synonym for breast cancer awareness, played the match against mens of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club wearing the black jerseys in the exhibition match.
HRH Princess Azemah daughter of HM King of Brunei was the star performer as she won the match for her all-girls team, the final score was 8 to 5. Germany’s Sandra Schneider and the pro-Argentine players Marianele Gastagnola and Marina Galarza supported the Bruneian Princess in the struggle.
For the Ghanoot Racing & Polo Club Abdullah Bin Dasmal was the hat-trick hero. Nasser Al Shamsim, Fahed Al Qubaisi, Ahmed Buqdain were the other players of the Ghanoot Goes Pink men’s team. After the match Dasmal said “It was thoroughly enjoyable, even though we lost” and then he continued “But then again this game is not just about winning. We are all here to support the cause and to urge people to take the breast cancer campaigns like these seriously”.
It was good to see that Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club is exploring new ways to spread awareness of such issues as well as hosting the best Polo players in the world.
The advisor to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was invited as the chief guest.
The Official sponsors Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD), Beverly Hills Polo Club, Maserati, ADS Securities, Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Galleria Mall – Al Maryah, Island, Medeor 24X7 hospital, Al Etihad and Yas TV were represented by Her Highness Sheikha Aisha Bint Rashid Al Mualla.
The Charity event Pink Polo Day after the successful 8 years will be organized by Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, created by Shaikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, continuing passion of his late father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The attendees were further entertained by the multi-cultural program such as the parachute display by the airborne troops of UAE’s air force, a demonstration of the crime-sniffing dogs by Abu Dhabi Police K-9s and a horse show.
The Vice Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, HE Saeed Bin Hoofan Al Mansouri addressed the media after the event and said: “We are delighted to be involved in such an important health topic as breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide”.
Ghantoot Goes Pink lost the match to Pink Beverly Hills Club by 3 goals as the final score was 8-5.