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Polo - The Sport of Kings

An ancient game, the first recorded polo tournament was held in 600 BC; the Turkomans won over the Persians. The Persians and Moguls brought polo all across Asia. Emperors, Kings, and Conquerors took part in the sport, which gave it the nickname 'Sport of Kings'. A Byzantine emperor died during a polo game in 1347. By the 1800s, two Englishmen stationed in India witnessed polo, and soon the British Army was playing; the sport spread to the Western world as Army officers returned home and formed clubs and leagues.

Today, Florida is one of the centers of Polo in the United States. Both Palm Beach and Boca Raton have dedicated polo fields which see regular regional and international action. The following pictures were taken at Boca Raton's Royal Palm Polo Club, on the final day of the 2007 USPA Rob Sieber Memorial Tournament.
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