Some magnificent mallet action was witnessed by crowds who flocked to the latest polo weekend at Chester Racecourse.

Chester Polo Club’s annual Roodee Challenge Cup, sponsored by MBNA, saw four Cheshire teams battle it out for the coveted trophy.

Teams included MBNA, Chase Vodka, Laurent-Perrier and Style Matters.

Hospitality guests enjoying the polo

The finals match saw Laurent-Perrier and MBNA battle it out on the pitch, with Laurent-Perrier clinching the win in the final chukka. The victorious team were joined by the crowds to be presented with the Roodee Challenge Cup by MBNA’s commercial and payments executive, Michael Donald.

Despite poor weather, crowds of people came down to cheer on the teams, with little ones making the most of the free activities available. Additional cover was introduced into the general admission area, so spectators could shelter from the elements.

Spectators divot stomping

Polo will be returning to the Roodee in June 2017.