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Scone Polo team take out the Cartier Queens Cup


There will be plenty of celebrating after the Scone Polo team took out the Cartier Queen's Cup. 

The prestigious event at Guards Polo Club in Windsor, England was held overnight and was the first time a Scone team had been a part of the event, let alone get through to the final.

The four-man team included Scone's David Paradice, James Harper and James Beim, both from England with Beim the team Captain of the England team, and Argentinian Nico Pieres - who have all played for Ellerston.

The team didn't have the best start the competition losing their first two matches.

They found their form when it mattered though winning their last four games and making it into the final against Park Place and winning 9 - 5.

The commentators had nothing but praise for the team as the match went on. 

"Can you imagine the celebration in Ellerston in Australia? There's a new name on the trophy... and it's not Dubai, it's not Indiana. Their first time playing polo here, at the highest level, and they're the winners here in England... and that's fantastic for polo."

The team was presented with their wining trophy by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Image credit: Pablo Ramez