Randox Polo Weekends - September 2016

19 September 2016
Randox Polo Weekends - September 2016

In the past month, Randox have played host to two Polo Weekends in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In Scotland, the weekend commenced with a piano recital from the world-renowned pianist Barry Douglas, followed by dinner at the Gleneagles Hotel. Randox Toxicology hosted a seminar entitled ‘The Evolution of Testing’ which included guest speakers: Dr Cyntia Sobreira, Lab Director of IML Brasilia; Dr Curt Harper, Toxicology Discipline Chief, Alabama Department of Forensic Science and Raymond Van Orden, Forensic Scientist Supervisor for Mesa Police Department Forensic Services, in Arizona, USA. Guests were also treated to a live demonstration of our Evidence MultiSTAT analyser, carried out by our Research and Development Manager, Dr Joanne Darragh. The Evidence MultiSTAT is our latest benchtop analyser, capable of simultaneously detecting up to 21 drugs of abuse across urine, blood or oral fluid within 20 minutes. 

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The Polo took place at Errol Park Estate, with the Red Devils Parachute Regiment delivering the polo match ball to Dr Peter Fitzgerald. Some of the world’s best Polo players took part in the match, which saw England winning the tournament overall. The weekend concluded with a Highland Ball and dinner, followed by a breath-taking firework display. 


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The second Polo Weekend took place at Dundarave House in Bushmills, Northern Ireland. Randox hosted an International Polo tournament with teams taking part from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and South Africa. This was the first event of its kind in Northern Ireland, with over 500 guests in attendance at the beautiful North Coast location. Guests were treated to a Gala dinner and firework display to end the weekend.

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