GO: Queensland player Beth Hafey passes the ball at a Barastoc Interstate Series match at Morgan Park last May. This year, she will be in the Australian team for the fifth World Cup.
GO: Queensland player Beth Hafey passes the ball at a Barastoc Interstate Series match at Morgan Park last May. This year, she will be in the Australian team for the fifth World Cup. Elyse Wurm

Horse co-ordinators have 150 horses ready for the cup

POLOCROSSE: Ticket sales are ahead of expectations for the Adina Polocrosse World Cup on April22-28 at Morgan Park.

World Cup chairman Les Fraser said he knew of ticket sales to fans from Ireland, America and New Zealand as well as many locals.

"We will finalise our 150 World Cup horses by the second week in January,” Fraser said.

Warwick Polocrosse Club members Charlie Brook, Kent Wells and Cameron Shepherd have been sourcing horses for the cup along with International Polocrosse Council president Gill Mathie who comes from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Both Cunningham and Killarney clubs will have carnivals in the lead-up to the World Cup.

All of the World Cup horses will be in Warwick by April14, they will be allocated to pools on April15 with the veterinary check of each horse on April16.

The teams will then have five days to determine the best player and horse combinations for the cup.

The Barastoc Interstate Series is set to be the best on record with New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria each having teams in six divisions, a first for the series.

South Australia has a team in the men's competition, another first for the series.

Fraser said team nominations close in the next day.

"I expect Western Australia will field two teams in the Barastoc Interstate Series,” he said.

For the first time at a World Cup in Australia, a club competition will not be played in conjunction with the cup.

The support competition to the cup this year will be the Barastoc Interstate Series which has become the highest-profile competition each year in Australia outside open internationals.

The series is played annually in late April/early May in Warwick. Cup tickets on https://polocrosseworldcup.com.au/



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