The 125th Argentine Polo Open resumed on Saturday in Palermo with the last two matches of Zone A. First up, La Dolfina Polo Ranch beat Alegria La Irenita to secure a place in the 2019 Triple Crown; they finished fourth in the 2018 Ranking. Next, over on ground one, La Dolfina beat La Aguada to qualify for the final of the Argentine Open. On Sunday, Ellerstina and Las Monjitas will play for the remaining spot in the final.

As in 2017, ten teams, with a maximum handicap of 40-goals, divided in two groups, are in competition.

The final is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

 

LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH 18-13 ALEGRÍA/LA IRENITA

La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8 (8 goals, 5 penalties), Guillermo Terrera 8 (3), Julián de Lusarreta 7 (5), Nachi Du Plessis 8 (2). Total: 31.

Alegría/La Irenita: Fred Mannix 9 (1 goal), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (5, 1 penalty), Clemente Zavaleta 7 (3, 1 penalty), Matías Mac Donough 8 (4, 2 penalties). Total: 32.

Score La Dolfina Polo Ranch: 2-1, 4-3, 6-5, 10-6, 10-7, 12-10, 16-11, 18-13.

Umpires: José I. Araya and Guillermo Villanueva Jr.                     

Referee: Martín Pascual.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Dolfina Mañana (by Durazno and Yesterday), played by Julián de Lusarreta.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Irenita Laika (by Irenita Lunático and Irenita Colona), played by Clemente Zavaleta.

Irenita Grosa Mal (by Losmachitos Líbano and Irenita Certera), played by Matías Mac Donough.

Judged by: Benjamín Araya.

 

LA DOLFINA 17-7 LA AGUADA

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (5 goals, 4 penalties), Pelon Stirling 10 (3), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (5), Juan Martín Nero 10 (4). Total: 40.

La Aguada: Alejandro Muzzio 8 (1 goal), Alfredo Bigatti 8, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 (3), Diego Araya 7 (3, 2 penalties). Total: 31.

Score La Dolfina: 3-0, 6-0, 8-1, 9-3, 10-4, 13-6, 15-6, 17-7.

Umpires: Gastón Lucero and Jason Dixon.                                            

Referee: Matías Baibiene.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Abrojito Cafiolo (by Open Tintero and Abrojito Bedette), played by Juan Martín Nero.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Irenita Lucía (by Losmachitos Líbano and Power Pimpinela), played by Pablo Mac Donough.

Aguada Anónima (by River Slaney and Giusti), played by Alejandro Muzzio.

Judged by: José Rivas.

 

The Argentine Open resumes on Sunday:

2:30pm: Cría Yatay vs La Albertina Abu Dhabi

5pm: Ellerstina vs Las Monjitas

 

ARGENTINE POLO OPEN: Fixture & Teams

 

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