Sport: Polo Indoors

Polo is an ancient game of India, but indoor polo was born in a Manhattan riding academy in 1910. Today the Indoor Polo Association boasts 1,200 players good enough to have official handicaps, a national championship that draws galleries as large as any other indoor sport.

Played under practically the same rules, indoor polo differs from outdoor polo in five major respects: three players instead of four; four chukkers instead of eight; smaller field; playing surface of clay, sand and shavings; leather-covered rubber ball instead of a wooden ball.

Last week, indoor polo held...

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