A few days ago, in the midst of the Argentine Triple Crown hype, one photo blazed all over social media and around the polo world: an image of Bautista Heguy receiving two one-year-old clones of the historic mare, Alazanas Birra. Viewers could not help but remember the famous runs the Indios Chapaleufú frontman experienced on Birra. Theirs was an extraordinary union.
These clones are the outcome of a collaboration between Doña Sofía and Bautista Heguy, who have set about cloning the player’s most outstanding mares. The first clones of Alazanas Birra, produced by Kheiron Labs, were born in 2015.
Alazanas Birra was born on December 1,1994, to Suizo and Loca. The mare is truly unique, and was prized in every Open final she ever played, the best of which was the AACCP prize for “;;;Best Player Product registered Polo Argentino” in Palermo in 2000, 2001, and 2004. She was nominated for the same prize in 2002, 2007 and 2008. She was named BPP of the Hurlingham Open final in 2003 and 2004. She played every Open from 2000 to 2008.
She has given birth to good stallions, the best being: CHAPA CERVECERO (x Jefe), CHAPA HEINEKEN (x Perugino), CHAPA FOSTER (x Perugino), CHAPA ISENBECK (x Morten), CHAPA SCHNEIDER (x Morten) and CHAPA TECATE (x Silverado).
The best mares she has produced are:
-Chapa Tres Cuartos (x Perugino), played by Bautista Heguy from 2007-2015, and by Julián de Lusarreta in the US and UK.
-Chapa Iguana (x Chapa Clarito), played by Bautista Heguy from 2007-2013, and by Juan Martín Nero in the final of the 2014 Queen’s Cup.
-Chapa Stella (x Chapa Bienvenido al Hotel), played by Bautista Heguy from 2011-2014, and by Julián de Lusarreta in the US in 2015 and 2016.
While we still have to wait a few years before seeing them in action, we are sure that we will soon see Birra’s clones playing on Palermo’s number one ground and on the best fields around the world.