Polo began among the tribesmen in ancient Afghanistan with the severed head of an enemy wrapped in canvas as a ball. For some reason—our guess is that it lacked the glamour that emerging empires look for in their national game—the sport never caught on until the Indians replaced the head with a wooden ball. The Brits loved the game, and now we do, too. If racing is "the sport of kings," then polo is "the sport of emperors."... More >>>