World’s greatest polo players participate at the Cartier Queen’s Cup in 2012

Queen’s Cup 2011

Sixteen high-goal teams will play in The Cartier Queen’s Cup competition in 2012. The world’s greatest players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Gonzalito and Facundo Pieres, Juan Martin Nero and Pablo MacDonough, will be in action at Guards Polo Club over the next three weeks, playing at the top of their game to ensure that it is their patron who steps forward to receive the historic silver Queen’s Cup from HM The Queen.

The President’s Draw for the Cartier Queen’s Cup was held  at the Cartier New Bond Street boutique. Although the current holders of The Queen’s Cup, Edouard Carmignac’s Talandracas are returning to defend their title, they will face some stiff opposition. Not least from the recent US Open winners, Lyndon Lea’s Zacara and from Jerome Wirth’s Enigma, who reached the finals last year. It would also be unwise to rule out Dubai, once again featuring the World’s Number One Cambiaso. He holds the record for the most Queen’s Cup victories and will be delighted to add to that tally.

With such depth of talent on the field The Cartier Queen’s Cup will create many memorable high-goal matches. HM The Queen first presented her cup in 1960 and this tournament has seen HRH Prince Philip play in the final and HRH Prince Charles go one better and win the trophy. And this year will be special, as Her Majesty is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen’s Cup will run from May 22 to June 17.