Axus crowed polo champs at Thai Federation Cup

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Axus team members celebrate on the podium after winning the Thai Equestrian Federation Cup at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, December 31.
Axus team members celebrate on the podium after winning the Thai Equestrian Federation Cup at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, December 31.

The Thai Equestrian Federation Cup came to an exciting conclusion on December 31 at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya.

Six international teams of 8-10 goals handicap took part in the December 27-31 event; Axus and Fast Fish representing China, La Milagrosa and 22BR from France, local team Thai Polo and La Familia from Malaysia.  This was the first tournament of the Thai Polo League so the points were very important for the season ahead.

Saturday’s playoff games saw Fast Fish edge past La Familia by 5 goals to 4 and Axus overcome La Milagrosa by a similar close margin of 6-5 to set up a grand showdown between the two China teams for the title.

La Milagrosa rebounded from Saturday’s loss to beat La Milagrosa 8-4 in the first consolation final on Sunday and Thai Polo edged past 22BR 6-5 to take third place overall.

The grand final was a thriller also and saw Axus defeat Fast Fish 5-4 with the golden goal in the extra chukka being scored by Diego Gomez who was also voted the most valuable player of the tournament.

Fast Fish occupied the runners-up spot on the podium.
Fast Fish occupied the runners-up spot on the podium.
Axus battle with Fast Fish in the tournament final.
Axus battle with Fast Fish in the tournament final.