VALIENTE & COLORADO TO FIGHT FOR BUTLER HANDICAP; IGLEHART CUP SEMIFINALS SET

The Butler Handicap, a new 26-goal tournament organised by the USPA (United States Polo Association), kicked off on Wednesday at International Polo Club, in Wellington, United States. A total of four teams were in competition.

The tournament saw the debut of 10-goal player Juan Martín Nero in the 2018 US polo season. After winning their respective semifinals, Colorado and Valiente will face each other in Sunday’s final, just a week after they met in the CV Whitney Cup final.

COLORADO 14-11 DAILY RACING FORUM

Colorado: Robert Jornayvaz 1, Juan Britos 7 (4 goals), Magoo Laprida 8 (2), Diego Cavanagh 9 (7). Total: 26.
Daily Racing Form-DRF Bets: Agustin Obregon 5, Jared Zenni 5 (1 goal), Hilario Ulloa 10 (8), Mariano Obregon 6 (2). Total: 26.
Score Colorado: (1-0) 1-4, 2-7, 5-7, 9-8, 12-9, 14-11.

VALIENTE 9-6 GRAND CHAMPIONS

Valiente: Bob Jornayvaz 2 (1 goal), Tommy Beresford 4 (1), Facundo Pieres 10 (5), Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (2). Total: 26.
Grand Champions Polo Club: Grant Ganzi 2 (3 goals), Juancito Bollini 4, Juan Martin Nero 10, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 (1). Total: 24.
Score Valiente: (0-2), 1-2, 4-3, 5-4, 8-4, 9-5, 9-6.

IGLEHART CUP (20 goals)

GOOSE CREEK 11-6 PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE

Goose Creek: Maureen Brennan 1 (1 goal), Peke González 5 (2), Mariano González 7 (3), Matías Magrini 7 (5). Total: 20.
Prestige Worldwide: Will Johnston 2 (1 goal), Carlucho Arellano 5 (1), Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 (3), Stevie Orthwein 4 (1). Total: 20.
Score Goose Creek: 1-2, 1-3, 3-3, 5-4, 8-5, 11-6.

PILOT 12-10 POSTAGE STAMP

Pilot: Curtis Pilot A, Timmy Dutta 1 (4 goals), Gonzalito Pieres 9 (6), Facundo Pieres 10 (2). Total: 20.
Postage Stamp: Annabelle Gundlach A (1 goal), Brandon Phillips 5 (4), Mariano Aguerre 9 (4), Kris Kampsen 6 (1). Total: 20.
Score Pilot: 1-2, 2-4, 5-5, 8-6, 10-9, 12-10.

Polo at International Polo Club continues as follows:
BUTLER HANDICAP
Sunday:
12pm, Subsidiary Final: Daily Racing Forum vs Grand Champions Polo Club
3pm, FINAL: Colorado vs Valiente
IGLEHART CUP
Sunday:
10am, Semifinal 1: Goose Creek vs La Indiana
Monday:
12pm, Semifinal 2: Pilot vs Coca-Cola
The final is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th.

Picture Galleries:
Colorado vs Daily Racing Forum