On the Polo Challenge RD 2017: “It’s been really good. I knew when I was invited by Víctor (Vargas), Gonzalo Mendoza and Leo (Matos) to come and play that it would be done professionally. We all know Victor does things at a high level, so I was pleasantly surprised. The level was very good here; people came to win, they came to play seriously, we brought all the good horses from America and some from Argentina. We gave it a big effort. Although we didn’t beat Lechuza, we had 2 or 3 games where we were tying in the last. I think for the first year that’s a pretty good result”.

On his activities in the Dominican Republic: “Played a lot of golf, which was beautiful. And then we met some of the locals here in the arena that had boats and we were able to go to some of the islands around here with the family. I have 2 kids that first thing they ask me every morning was: ‘Are we going to go to the beach, daddy?’. That’s a beautiful thing: when you can share the place with the family. And I feel really comfortable here. It’s been a blessing”.

On the upcoming UK High-Goal Season where he will be playing for Sommelier: “I’ve been invited by George Hanbury and the Hanbury family and will be playing with Juan Gris Zavaleta and the australian Alec White. I think it’s going to be a fun team. Obviously, all 3 players have handicaps, that’s efficiency to hit the ball properly and play at a high level. Everyone’s played that level before. We have a very strong coach in Eduardo (Novillo astrada) and I think, realistically, we have to try to make the semifinals and see where we land up, because we know that Adolfo is a freak and the 2 Pieres and King Power have been in every final for a long time and La Indiana made both finals last year. So it’s not just the teams with 10-goalers that can make the finals, and I see it as a very equal. Obviously, prefer not to play against Adolfo or Facundo the first games. It’ll be fun, I’m really looking forward to it, it’s a really good opportunity and I’m going to give my best effort”.

On playing the Breeders Tournament: “I’m going to play this every year. I love this tournament, it’s beautiful, we’ve been putting a lot of time and energy and investing in the breed in Argentina and every year I see it improving. This is going to be my fourth year. It’s done at a high level, really good fields, well organised, they give good prizes to the best horses. It’s a way to recognize your efforts breeding horses. I really enjoy it. And the atmosphere it’s very good, so I would ask that all of those interested to come out and check it out. It’s a really fun tournament”.

Fixture & Teams of the Breeders Tournament:
Matchday 1, Tuesday, April 18th:
Zone I:
1:30pm: Cautiva vs Antu Wallung Viajera
3pm: Polo Pureza vs Dolfina Patinadora
Zone II:
1:30pm: Zippy vs Gete Galgo
3pm: Alberta Supernova vs Arroba Digital

Matchday 2, Thursday, April 20th:
Zone I:
1:30pm: Winner vs Winner
3pm: Loser vs Loser
Zone II:
1:30pm: Winner vs Winner
3pm: Loser vs Loser
Up next: 2° Mounteds Auction.

Final: Saturday, April 22nd. To be played by the best horses in the tournament.

Zone I:
Cautiva: Juan Cruz Merlos, Tincho Merlos, Pite Merlos, Francisco Bargallo.
Antu Wallung Viajera: Cristian Dupont, Facundo Obregón, Paco De Narváez, Martín De Narváez.
Polo Pureza: Jorge Monsegou, Santiago Monsegou, Pepe Heguy, Nachi Heguy.
Dolfina Patinadora: Santiago Solari, Guillermo Villanueva, Marcos Di Paola, Esteban Scott.

Zone II:
Zippy: Diego Lafuente, Jejo Taranco, Pelon Stirling, Gastón Lauhlé.
Gete Galgo: Delfín Uranga, Tomás Rueda, Santiago Tanoira, Marcos Heguy.
Alberta Supernova: Julio Zavaleta, Fred Mannix, Mariano Uranga, Michel Del Carril.
Arroba Digital: Alejandro Pistone, Manuel Toccalino, Santiago Toccalino, Juanma Echeverz.