Ellerstina into Hurlingham Open final

The 125° Hurlingham Club Open RUS resumed on Saturday at both the Hurlingham Club and the AAP in Pilar with two matches. The second leg of the Argentine Triple Crown is organised by the AAP and the Hurlingham Polo Club.


First up, La Dolfina Polo Ranch got their second win of the competition and beat Alegría La Irenita by 15 goals to 11 in Pilar. The second match of the day took place at Hurlingham Club’s Field 1 where Ellerstina defeated La Aguada and made their way into the final.


On Sunday, La Dolfina and Las Monjitas will go head to head at Hurlingham Polo Club looking for a place in the 125th Hurlingham Open final.



La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8 (5 goals, 2 penalties), Guillermo Terrera 8 (4), Julián de Lusarreta 7 (4), Nachi Du Plessis 8 (2). Total: 31.

Alegría/La Irenita: Clemente Zavaleta 7 (3 goals), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (5, 1 penalty), Fred Mannix 9 (1), Matías Mac Donough 8 (2). Total: 32.

Score La Dolfina Polo Ranch: 2-1, 4-2, 8-3, 8-5, 10-8, 15-8, 15-11.

Umpires: Matías Baibiene and Gastón Lucero.               Referee: Martín Pascual.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Dolfina C05 Lapa Clone 5 (Genetics Monarch/El Sol), played by Diego Cavanagh.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Oriental Love (by Durazno and Passion), played by Julián de Lusarreta.

Irenita Bendición (by Irenita Lunático and Irenita Suerte), played by Clemente Zavaleta.

Judged by Mariano Uranga.



Ellerstina: Polito Pieres 10 (9 goals, 4 penalties), Gonzalo Pieres 10 (4), Nicolás Pieres 10 (1), Facundo Pieres 10 (5, 2 penalties and 1 safety). Total: 40.

La Aguada: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 (3 goals), Alfredo Bigatti 8, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9 (5, 2 penalties). Total: 33.

Score Ellerstina: 3-1, 4-1, 7-2, 10-2, 13-4, 15-6, 19-8.

Umpires: José I. Araya and Jason Dixon.                        Referee: Guillermo Villanueva Jr.

(Jason Dixon got injured on the second chukker and was replaced by Guillermo Villanueva, while Matías Baibiene took his place as the third man).

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Open Candy Kiss (by Ellerstina Pícaro and Candy N Filly), played by Facundo Pieres.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Open Chequera (by Sportivo and Open Cheta), played by Facundo Pieres.

Open Chalita (by Ellerstina Pícaro and Ellerstina Chalina), played by Miguel Novillo Astrada.

Judged by Santiago Trotz.


The 125° Abierto del Hurlingham Club RUS will resume on Sunday:

11am: Cría Yatay vs La Albertina Abu Dhabi (in Pilar)

4pm: La Dolfina vs Las Monjitas (in Hurlingham)


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