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Buffalo, 1923

Remembering Seymour Knox

A Passionate Player By Pam Gleason


eymour Knox II first encountered polo in the summer of 1921 when a college friend lent him a horse to stick and ball at the Lake Shore Hunt Club in Derby, New York. He was 22 years old at the time and a recent graduate of Yale, where he had been the captain of the squash team. Athletic, competitive, 82

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and a horse lover, he was instantly bitten by the bug and decided “to give it a good try and find out if I could play,” according to one of his memoirs. It turned out that he certainly could play. In a polo career that spanned half a century, he played in many of

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