September 1, 2013
Singapore Polo Club
The Barclays Japan Cup kicked off its third year in Singapore with the participation of the only all-Japanese polo team in the world, Team Pocari, which went on to triumph over Team Barclays to come up tops in Division A. That much-anticipated clash saw the participation of 16-year-old Singapore youth player Maryam Reda, whose polo hero Ali Reda — her dad — captained Division B’s winning Team Rakuten. The glamour-infused tournament was played before a crowd of dignitaries, who over canapés and Royal Salute whisky were also treated to a traditional mounted archery Yabusame performance flown in by American Express.
Hiro Suzuki, Jonathan Gabler, Ang Ban Tiong