Fall Takes Off at a Gallop at Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Labor Day Weekend

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At the opening polo match of the fall season White Birch captained by Peter Brant, one of America’s most successful polo teams, will face off against Bridgehampton Polo Club favorite Harry Winston captained by Nacho Figueras, in the inaugural high-goal Royal Salute Jubilee Cup at 3:30PM on Sunday 2nd September, Greenwich Polo Club, CT.

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Royal Salute celebrates the power and masculinity of the noble Sport of Kings and this weekend’s Labor Day polo spectacular will be no exception. At the opening polo match of the fall season White Birch captained by Peter Brant, one of America’s most successful polo teams, will face off against Bridgehampton Polo Club favorite Harry Winston captained by Nacho Figueras, in the inaugural high-goal Royal Salute Jubilee Cup at 3:30PM on Sunday 2nd September, Greenwich Polo Club, CT.

Open to the public, the United States Polo Association has sanctioned this match at 20 goal, making it one of the highest rated pro-am polo matches to be played anywhere in the USA in September. Peter Brant’s White Birch team, part of one of the top polo organizations in the world featuring Mariano Aguerre, has won every major high-goal polo tournament in the United States over the last 25 years. Meanwhile Bash Kazi's Harry Winston team is a highly ranked Bridgehampton Polo Club favorite, featuring a star line up of top players including Matias Magrini and Nacho Figueras who has played regularly at Greenwich Polo Club over the years.

His Grace the Duke of Argyll will lead celebrations by throwing in the first ball to start the match. Later during the prize-giving a Scottish piper will add a twist to Labor Day weekend festivities by saluting the sportsmanship of the players and horses, in what Greenwich Polo Club predict will be one of the biggest matches of its season.

Teams:

WHITE BIRCH

Felipe Viana                         3
Freddy Mannix                     6
Mariano Aguerre                     9
Peter Brant                            2
TEAM HANDICAP                20

HARRY WINSTON

Bash Kazi                             0
Nacho Figueras                     6                
Matias Magrini                        8
Kris Kampsen                         6
TEAM HANDICAP                 20

Event Details:
Greenwich Polo Club, North Street, Greenwich 06831, CT, USA
Entry price $40 per car, entry pass at the gate.
The USPA Royal Salute Jubilee Cup 20 goal polo match begins at 15:30, gates open for picnicking at 13:00. There will be a traditional half time divot stomp at 16:15, match ends at 17:15 followed by salute to the players and horses and prize giving at 17:30. Greenwich Polo Club closes at 18:00. Driving directions and details at http://www.greenwichpoloclub.com

Royal Salute
Royal Salute starts where other whiskies end, as only the most precious Scotch whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years are used to create its powerful and sophisticated blend.

The Royal Salute range includes Royal Salute 21 Year Old, Royal Salute Hundred Cask Selection, Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny, and Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute - the oldest permanent whisky expression in the world, with whiskies aged for a minimum of 40 years. Royal Salute has also released a number of limited editions including Royal Salute 50 Year Old and Royal Salute Tribute to Honour.

About Chivas Brothers        
Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky with a portfolio that includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

About Greenwich Polo Club
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo in the Northeast. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays in June, July and September. http://www.greenwichpoloclub.com

About Asprey
Asprey has created a specially made Silver and Gilt Whisky tumbler for the captain of the winning team. Asprey, the British Standard since 1781, is renowned as makers of fine jewellery, china, silver, leather, watches, rare books, polo kit, special commissions, and items for the pleasure of giving. http://www.asprey.com

For further information:
Visit: http://www.chivasbrothers.com and http://www.royalsalute.com

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