History Then & Now
The Mohawk Park Polo Property was appropriated by the City of Tulsa, OK for the preservation of the polo experience in Oklahoma.
In 1994, he was elected to the Polo Hall of Fame.
"[Polo) requires 100 percent concentration and keeps you fit physically and mentally," Mr. Oxley said in a 1992 interview. "There's no sport that requires the timing this sport requires. It's an anticipation type of game. You don't wait till the play's made, then try to make it."
John T. Oxley
Born July 26, 1909 to Sept. 19 1996 (87)
Coal County, Oklahoma, USA
Resting place Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Oxley Resources, LLC, Royal Palm Polo Club, Greenhill Farm
Spouse Mary Katheryn Yetter (1912-1987)
Children Thomas Edward (1944-2009), John C., Mary Jane
Parent Moses Edward Oxley (1874-1950)
Sallie Eva Cochran (1880-1962)
Honors United States Polo Hall of Fame (1994)
Tulsa Historical Society Hall of Fame (2003)
The John T. Oxley Equestrian Center and Arena is rebuilt and opens for competition at Cornell University. (1973)
The Mohawk Park Property was given to the City of Tulsa, OK for the preservation of the polo experience in Oklahoma.
John C. Oxley
Born January 24, 1937
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Residence Tulsa, Oklahoma & Midway, Kentucky
Occupation Oxley Resources, LLC, Fawn Leap Farm
Board member of Oxley Resources LLC, The Jockey Club, United States Polo Association
Spouse Debby. Children Randy, Mary Anne, Tracey
Parent(s)John T. Oxley, Mary Katheryn Yetter
Awards Polo Hall of Fame (2005)
Joe Casey Sr, a Tulsa resident since 1959 and a first-generation polo player, won the English Gold Cup with his Boca Raton Polo Team in 1970, bred and trained three Polo Hall of Fame horses and — most proudly — coached his son, Joey Casey, through the ranks to become one of the best polo players in the country.
This year will mark Joe’s fourth polo classic to organize at Mohawk Park. His duties include prepping the playing field and arranging players, umpires and horses. “I handle all things polo,” he says. “It brings back a lot of memories and good times of playing at Mohawk Park myself.”
Joe isn’t the only Casey instrumental in orchestrating the polo classic each year. From Florida, Joey assists with recruiting international players and securing quality horses. Joey and his 18-year-old daughter, Jacqi, travel to Tulsa each summer for the match. Last year, Jacqi competed and earned “player of the game.” She intends to compete again this year.
Joey Casey Jr, owner of Palm City Polo is one of the most respected American players in the sport. He brings his wealth of expertise to his new club Palm City Polo Club in Boynton Beach.
Casey said he created Palm City Polo Club because “I love polo, and that’s what I’m good at – playing, coaching, teaching, riding horses, training horses.”
The third-generation polo player has nearly 30 years of professional polo experience. His father, Joe Casey Sr., alongside John Oxley, rode on the first American team to win the British Gold Cup in 1970.
Casey grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he and his dad together raised and trained some of the most famous polo ponies. His daily life revolved around playing polo, as well as breaking and training horses. “It was a lot of hard work, but it paid off in the end,” said Casey. In 2019, Joey was inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame, Wellington, FL.