Gracida Legacy Foundation Will Host Equine Salute Invitational Friday At Santa Rita Polo Farm

Gracida Legacy Foundation Will Host Equine Salute Invitational Friday At Santa Rita Polo Farm

The second annual Equine Salute Invitational, sponsored by the Arion Group, will be held Friday at Santa Rita Polo Farm.

A polo match, featuring some of the sport's top players including 8-goaler Nic Roldan, will raise money for the Gracida Legacy Foundation. The match is scheduled from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Gates open 3 p.m.

Hosting the event are brothers and fourth-generation players Carlitos and Mariano Gracida, sons of the late Carlos Gracida, a Hall of Famer and former 10-goaler.

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Beverly Equestrian Wins Ninth Straight Game; Juan Martin Obregon Named Most Valuable Player

Beverly Equestrian Wins Ninth Straight Game; Juan Martin Obregon Named Most Valuable Player

Beverly Equestrian won its ninth consecutive game with an impressive 13-5 victory over Goose Creek/GSA in the Sieber Memorial 12-Goal Tournament during Saturday Polo at Grand Champions Polo Club.

On one of the club's busiest days and in front of a good local crowd, Beverly Equestrian (Bill Ballhaus, 0, Hilario Figueras, 2, Tolito Ocampo, 4, Juan Martin Obregon, 5) jumped out to a quick 4-0 advantage after two chukkers against Goose Creek/GSA (Maureen Brennan, 1, Henry Porter, 2, Santino Magrini, 3, Pike Gonzales, 5) and never relinquished the lead.  

"We have been playing with the same team at 10-and 12-goal so we have had a chance to get to really know each other and get a system down," said team sponsor Bill Ballhaus. "Over the last nine games we have learned about each other and played well as a team."

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Argentina Rallies To Win PTF International Cup At Grand Champions; Poroto Cambiaso Named MVP

Argentina Rallies To Win PTF International Cup At Grand Champions; Poroto Cambiaso Named MVP

With less than two minutes left, Argentina rallied from a two-goal deficit for a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over PTF USA Saturday to capture the Polo Training Foundation (PTF) International Cup.

Argentina (Francisco Spinacci, Miguel Novillo Astrada Jr., Poroto Cambiaso, Santos Bollini) was trailing PTF USA (Juanse Olivera, Kristos Magrini, Clark Mayer, Will Jacobs), 3-1, when Cambiaso got the hot mallet and scored back-to-back goals to send the game into overtime.

After a two-minute overtime period, the game went down to six rounds of shootout penalty shots between Cambiaso and Magrini with Cambiaso converting the game-winner in front of a good local crowd and worldwide ChukkerTV audience.

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PTF International Cup At Grand Champions Saturday; ChukkerTV Will Live Stream 

PTF International Cup At Grand Champions Saturday; ChukkerTV Will Live Stream 

he sport's next generation of polo players will take center stage Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club with the fourth annual Polo Training Foundation (PTF) International Cup.

Some of the sport's top young athletes including second and third generation players, will compete. Action gets under way at 10 a.m. and will be live streamed around the world by ChukkerTV, leaders in polo broadcasting.

One of the most-anticipated youth events of the winter polo season features four teams in a mini-tournament of eight chukkers.

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SD Farms Defeats Audi In Overtime In Ylvisaker Cup

SD Farms Defeats Audi In Overtime In Ylvisaker Cup

In a battle to the end, SD Farms defeated Audi, 11-10, in overtime Sunday in the Ylvisaker Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach.

By Sharon Robb

Audi (Grant Ganzi, 2, Nic Roldan, 8, Nico Pieres, 8, Marc Ganzi, 2) and SD Farms (Nico Escobar, 2, Adam Snow, 5, Inaki Laprida, 7, Peco Polledo, 6) battled back and forth throughout the game. 

Audi, based at Grand Champions Polo Club, led 9-7 going into the final chukker and looked to be in control before SD Farms outscored them 3-1 with goals from Laprida, Escobar and Polledo to send the game into overtime.

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Patagones Wins Sieber Memorial 12-Goal Opener During Saturday Polo At Grand Champions Polo Club; Benjamin Avendano Named MVP

Patagones Wins Sieber Memorial 12-Goal Opener During Saturday Polo At Grand Champions Polo Club; Benjamin Avendano Named MVP

Patagones opened the Sieber Memorial 12-Goal Tournament with an impressive 13-9 victory over Sebucan during Saturday Polo at Grand Champions Polo Club.

By Sharon Robb

On a perfect day in front of a good local crowd and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, Patagones (Joaquin Avendano, 1, Robi Bilbao, 4, Benjamin Avendano, 2, Santi Wulff, 5) dominated the featured game against Sebucan (Pablo Pulido, 2, Marc Ganzi/Grant Ganzi, 2, Jesse Bray, 5, Stewart Armstrong, 3).

Patagones, playing well and taking advantage of Sebucan unforced errors, led for most of the game. After taking 2-1 and 3-2 leads in the first two chukkers, Patagones broke away for a 5-2 halftime lead and led by as many as nine goals (11-2) in the fifth chukker before Sebucan tried to reel them in. 

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