Story courtesy of International Polo Club Palm Beach.
A graduating Team USPA member, Constancio ‘Costi’ Caset joins Palm Beach Equine for the 2021 18-goal season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. His team recently captured the Bobby Barry Cup on Sunday, January 2, with a 13-11 victory over Beverly Polo. Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Caset has had a consistent presence at the high-goal level, playing in the 2020 GAUNTLET OF POLO® along with frequent appearances at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (Carpinteria, California) and in Argentina. Holding a 5-goal handicap, Caset often makes an impact above his rating as he continues to accumulate experience on the world stage.
Caset enters the 2021 season after capturing the prestigious 2020 Provincia Cup in Argentina with La Cañada, playing alongside fellow graduating Team USPA member Jesse Bray. Last winning the tournament in 2013, Caset’s experience on the world stage has translated to success on U.S. soil, where he won the 2016 Pacific Coast Open with Restoration Hardware. Caset was named Most Valuable Player and his own Poncho received Best Playing Pony honors. In the 2017 winter season at IPC, Caset reached one final and semifinal with Tonkawa at the 20-goal level. Following the stretch of quality play, Caset was chosen as the Team USPA High-Goal Achievement Award recipient in 2017, displaying a level of professionalism and excellence that makes him a mainstay on the high-goal stage.
Constancio ‘Costi’ Caset taking the ball out of the air against Beverly Polo.
Last seen at IPC playing with Daily Racing Form in the 2020 GAUNTLET OF POLO®, Caset scored nine goals through six games before tournament play was suspended due to COVID-19. Caset is often prominent at the front of the game, producing more than four shots per game in 2020. Whether he is in the number one or two position, Caset has been effective passing and gaining possession for his team, assisting on nearly two goals per game and proving to be a catalyst for Daily Racing Form’s offense. In the Bobby Barry Cup to open the 2021 season, Caset provided a spark in the second half, scoring three goals, while also adding an assist as part of the strong Palm Beach Equine attack.
Playing his second game of the Joe Barry Memorial on Wednesday, January 13, Caset will be relied upon to continue his contribution offensively and push the Palm Beach Equine attack forward, working effectively with teammates Gringo Colombres and Lucas Diaz Alberdi. Participating in a complete 18-goal season that will include the Joe Barry Memorial and Ylvisaker Cup, Caset will be a player to watch on the fields of IPC as Palm Beach Equine looks to continue their success and challenge their opponents for the Joe Barry Memorial title.
All photos courtesy of ©David Lominska.