OAK BROOK POLO DEFEATS INDIA TO WIN THE BUTLER CHALLENGE CUP
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
On Sunday, August 20th, Oak Brook Polo Club defeated India 7-4 to win the Butler Challenge Cup, the second match of the “International Series.” Over 600 spectators gathered at the Prince of Wales Field to cheer on Oak Brook and welcome back, for the third straight year, the team from Delhi and Anandpur Sahib, India.
Captained by Vikram Singh Sodhi (#2, Hcap-1), the team was comprised of Sachin Sarbalia (#1, Hcap-0), Tarun Bilwal (#3, Hcap-2) and local, honorary Indian for the match Mariano Gutierrez (#4, Hcap-4). Oak Brook’s team was led by Jim Drury (#4), and included Shailendra Sign (#1, Hcap-0), Tomas Obregon (#2, Hcap-4) and Horacio Onetto (#3, Hcap-4).
The four chukker match began after Reute Butler, granddaughter to Oak Brook founder Paul Butler and Friends of Conservation President, did the traditional ball roll in.