Posts Tagged ‘polo’

The Salahis are Polo-Playing Paupers

October 4, 2010

The Salahis are Polo-Playing Paupers

Tareq Salahi‘s polo club filed for bankruptcy last month. Total assets of America’s Polo Cup, Inc.: $67,000. Total liabilities: $329,850.

Tareq and Michaele Salahi are famous for being well-known. The couple’s winery went bankrupt in 2009.

October 1st was Michaele Salahi’s 45th birthday.


“Accused White House crasher Tareq Salahi’s America’s Polo Cup Inc., files for bankruptcy,” AP via New York Daily News.

“DC Househusband Tareq Salahi Takes Another Business Into Bankruptcy,” Radar Online.



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Salahi Sell-Out

June 10, 2010

Salahi Sell_Out

Tareq and Michaele Salahi have sold out their June 17th appearance at Carol Joynt’s Q & A Cafe, but we wonder how their polo match ticket sales are going. The most exciting part of next weekend’s match may be the unpaid bills and lawsuits. The was certainly the case with the Salahi’s 2008 and 2009 polo events. 

This year’s bus ads look nice, but they come cheap, and the convincing 2010 America’s Polo Cup website is misleading. Is the event “on the National Mall?” No. It’s scheduled for West Potomac Park. Is India participating?  No. The Indian Government pulled out after the Salahis crashed that White House dinner.


Salahi Blackwater Polo Cup?

May 21, 2010

Salahi Blackwater Polo Cup

Is a Polo match produced by famed security-breachers Tareq and Michaele Salahi sponsored by security contractor Blackwater? That’s what the website for the 2010 America’s Cup Polo event claims.

There are reasons to believe this may not be so, since Blackwater has changed its name to U.S. Training, Xe Services, and perhaps other pseudonyms. Blackwater (U.S. Training) has not responded to our inquiry about the polo match. We have heard from several other “sponsors” claimed by the event, and they echo this email:

I am writing in response to your question about the America’s Cup Polo Event. The U.S. Embassy is not a sponsor of this event. We will contact the organizers to correct their website.

Elizabeth Fitzsimmons
Embassy New Delhi

[Update: The embassy was removed from the “”Partner/Sponsor” page today; not so other known non-sponsors like the Old Town Crier and Washington Flyer Magazine].