The 2018 U.S. Open Polo Championship is fast approaching, which means it's time to break out your equestrian gear and tune into CBS. You can watch at home or on the go, as it will be airing on both CBS All Access and CBS Sports Network.
Since a lot of you probably don't know about the distinguished sport of polo, here are a few fast facts to give an idea of the pace of the game:
Each team has four players moving at an average of 35 miles per hour in a 7.5 minute "chukker." There are six chukkers per match, putting each match at 45 minutes. The polo ball can reach up to 110 miles per hour, and after three chukkers there's a 10-minute halftime period where players can seal up divots on the field.
On Sunday, Daily Racing Forum upset the defending champions Valiente 10-9 behind two goals -- including the eventual game-winner -- from Jared Zenni. One of those goals gave Daily Racing Form a 10-8 lead with less than five minutes remaining. The loss shattered Valiente's perfect season, and Daily Racing Forum's Hilario Ulloa led the way with five goals. Ulloa also a ball under his eye, which required stitches to close up. Valiente lost out on the Triple Crown of Polo, with the loss, in spite of Facundo Pieres' best efforts, as Pieres led the way with six goals.
You can recap the full match come Sunday.