Curtain Raiser Press Release
Annual Jaipur Polo Season
Jaipur, 9 January: This year the ‘Rajmata Gayatri Devi Memorial Trophy’ will be a full fledged 5-day tournament and will be played from 10 January to 15 January. Earlier, it used to be a one-day exhibition match. This was informed by the General Manager of the Rambagh Palace, Mr. Manish Gupta.
The 5-day tournament, sponsored by the Rambagh Palace, will witness as many as 8 teams competing for the coveted Trophy. In the Pool ‘A’ the teams are: IPG Bedla, Piramal, Rajanigandha Achievers and 61 Cavalry. While in the Pool ‘B’ the teams are: Marwar/NSIPL, Sahgal Stud, Chandana Group and Krishna Polo/Mumbai, said Mr. Gupta.
Among the top polo players of the country who are participating in the tournament are : Simran S. Shergill (+6), Shamsher Ali (+6), Abhimanyu Pathak, Mathew Perry, Lt. Col. Ravi Rathore, Bashir Ali, Dhruvpal Godara and Sameer Suhag, all +5. The up and coming polo player, HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur will be playing for Rajanigandha Achievers.
The inaugural match will be played at the 61 Cavalry Polo Ground at 11 am on 10 January. The final match of the tournament will be held on 15 January at the Rajasthan Polo Club Ground at 3.30 pm.
About Rambagh Palace
Rajasthan evokes images of erstwhile royalty, a history steeped in princely living and legends. Here one is transported back in time to relive Rajput history. The romance of Rajasthan comes alive at Rambagh Palace. Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. A palace veiled in the mists of time to narrate an interesting story. Built in 1835 on a modest scale for the queen’s favourite handmaiden Kesar Badaran, and later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, the mansion was renamed Rambagh, after the then reigning Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II.