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Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup
21 July, 2013
Cowdray Park, West Sussex
The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006, is the highlight of the season at Cowdray Park, the home of British polo.
Cowdray Park is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within Viscount Cowdray's 16,500-acre estate. The Polo club has two sets of grounds; the Lawns and River Grounds are very near to Midhurst, and the Ambersham pitches are located halfway between Midhurst and Petworth.
The Final is considered one of the most glamorous and chic country events in the sporting calendar, with world class players in action, celebrities in abundance, and a stunning location. Don't worry if you've never watched a chukka or two of polo as Cowdray's witty and informed commentators will soon guide you through all the thrills and spills. And at half time there's your chance to tread in the divots and spot who's-who in the style stakes.
Cowdray Park is the ideal location to picnic, but there are also plenty of food outlets and bars in the shopping village where up to 90 trade stands offer a tempting array of clothing, accessories, shoes, leather goods, items for the home and garden and country goodies. There's even a mini funfair.