This year’s Gold Cup may have been about the Pieres brothers and the raft of young British players competing, but there was another standout in Jose Ramon Araya, the 16-year-old Argentine who graced the Cowdray Park fields in the final.
The 2014 defending Tortugas Open champion La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, Pelon Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martin Nero) scored four unanswered goals in the opening chukker of their first Tortugas Open match Monday afternoon
La Aguada won the Metropolitan Tournament Medium Goal, Open category, after his 8-7 victory over La Mancha, in a match that was played on the court 2 of Palermo. On Wednesday, also in Palermo, the teams of La Virgencita and El Paso Polo Ranch will play for the title, on the Handicap category.
Double Triple Crown title holders, La Dolfina, made an impressive debut at the Tortugas Open, with a heavy 20-6 win against Chapaleufu. Adolfo Cambiaso and Co. displayed their best form in their first match of the year, and dominated thoroghout the seven chukkers of play.
Matches Commenced Over the Weekend at Australian Club. Some of the last matches to be held at the Ellerston Polo Club have begun as the 2015 Archibald Cudmore Trophy and The Ellerston Spring Trophy will be played from Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 October
La Aguada/ Las Monjitas (Ignacio Toccalino, Pite Merlos, Eduardo N. Astrada Jr. and Alejandro Novillo Astrada) played the 39-goal Ellerstina polo team (Polito Pieres, Nico Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Facundo Pieres) evenly for the first two chukkers of Sunday afternoon’s Tortugas Open match, but an 11-1 run by the black-shirted Pieres clan in the third and fourth chukkers posted them to ten goal lead that La Aguada/Las Monjitas could never recover.
For more than three decades, Piaget has been a glittering presence in the glamorous world of polo, and now together with its polo ambassadors, Gonzalito, Facundo, Nicolas and Polito Pieres, truly personifies the art of mastering precision.