During a polo tournament, if a polo player comes to the award ceremony without his boots, he can be immediately sanctioned. If the player does it again, he could be suspended from a match in the next tournament!
On August 1st, horses from the Southern Hemisphere celebrate their birthday; it is celebrated on January 1st in the Northern Hemisphere.
Originally, it only applied to race horses because horses are categorized according to age. Furthermore, their names start with a letter of the alphabet that changes on January 1st every year. Therefore, breeders used to plan births around January 1st (or August 1st in the Southern Hemisphere).
As the horse is breathing only through his nose, he can't breathe through the mouth, nostrils must be perfectly cleaned and opened. Men took advantage of this feature to develop a system of disreputable conduct with a "noseband" which reduces or prevents the horse from breathing, the horse obeys orders not to suffocate.
Winston Churchill said : "A Polo handicap is your passeport to the world".
His shoulder would regularly dislocate, that's why he strapped his arm to his side to play polo.
At the beginning of the century, Polo was played only 3 months in the year, so there were 10 months of offseason. British players had to go to Egypt in order to play their favorite sport. Three French polo players had the idea to extend the polo in France during the winter. This initiative was taken at the Polo Club of Cannes.