Ipswich: Sport of Kings (and Princes) comes to Suffolk

IT IS the hobby of the rich and famous.

And today organisers are put the finishing touches to the polo field at Trinity Park as the sport comes to Suffolk for the first time.

The event, supported by The Star’s sister publications East Anglian Daily Times, EQ Life, and Suffolk Magazine, will see top polo players from the UK and around the world competing in four matches at the county showground tomorrow.

More than 3,000 people are expected to flock through the gates to enjoy International Polo in Suffolk 2012, with jockey Frankie Dettori’s son among the players taking part.

Paula Slater, of Trinity Park, said they were busy preparing the showground for the event.

“It is the first time we have been able to enjoy polo here,” she said. “We are massively excited and have been inundated with responses from the public.

“It is an event everyone seems to want to be at. The sport has a great following, the England players especially and so there is a chance we could see some well known faces.”

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The gates will open at 10am and the entertainment will go on throughout the day, with the first match seeing Suffolk face Norfolk in the Bi-county Cup.

Then at 3pm the main event will get underway with England coming up against their Australian opponents.

While online tickets are no longer available, people will be able to pay �20 on the gate for a car and �5 as a walk-in member of the public.

What do you think of the event coming to Ipswich? Tell us your veiws and if you are goign along, send us your iwitness photos by logging on to www.iwitness24.co.uk or download the app on your smartphone.

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