WELLINGTON, Fl., March 18, 2018---Defending champion GSA became the first team in tournament history to win back-to-back titles in the fifth annual $50,000 National 12-Goal Tournament Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club.
After a close first half, GSA (Henry Porter, 2, Santino Magrini, 3, Toro Ruiz, 5, Nachi Viana 2) dominated Beverly Equestrian (Bill Ballhaus, 0, Hilario Figueras, 2, Tolito Ocampo, 4, Carlucho Arellano, 5) for an impressive 12-5 victory Saturday in front of a packed house and worldwide ChukkerTV audience.
For the second year in a row, GSA won by a seven-goal margin. Last year the team of Porter, Magrini, Ruiz and Juan Martin Zubia defeated Casablanca (Matias Gonzalez, Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Jesse Bray), 13-6.
WELLINGTON, Fl., March 17, 2018--The John T. Oxley Memorial Tournament kicks off Monday at Grand Champions Polo Club.
The second 16-20-goal tournament of the season features six teams competing over two weeks. Travieso, coming off the Sterling Cup semifinals before losing to Valiente, opens the tournament on Monday morning at 10 a.m. on Field One against Palm Beach Polo, a new team and one of the pre-tournament favorites.