Veuve Clicquot Captures Tenth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic; Nacho Figueras Named MVP

Veuve Clicquot Captures Tenth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic; Nacho Figueras Named MVP

With sweeping views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline along the Hudson River shoreline, polo took center stage Saturday at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park.

On a sunny, summer day, an estimated record crowd of 10,000 watched Veuve Clicquot defeat the Liberty Comets, 9-7, in an exciting four-chukker exhibition match that went down to the final chukker.  

The winning foursome of Delfina Blaquier, Lia Salvo, Nacho Figueras and Bill Ballhaus broke open a 6-6 tie in the final chukker to take the lead for good against the team of Melissa Ganzi, Ashley Van Metre Busch, Hilario Figueras and HH Sawai Maharaja Padmanabh Singh.

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Saturday; ChukkerTV Will Live Stream

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Saturday; ChukkerTV Will  Live Stream

Nacho Figueras, one of polo’s greatest ambassadors, will continue to help increase the sport’s popularity at the much-anticipated Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Saturday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.

The tenth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is one of the few polo tournaments around the world that even non-polo people have heard of.

With a stunning backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, the event is expected to attract a record crowd of 10,000 and worldwide ChukkerTV live stream audience.

Game time is 2 p.m. Polo commentator Dale Schwetz will provide play-by-play. The full day’s activities are scheduled 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 Newport Knocks Off Dutta Corp In The Memorial Cup Final; Grant Ganzi Named MVP

 Newport Knocks Off Dutta Corp In The Memorial Cup Final; Grant Ganzi Named MVP

In one of the most exciting finals of the spring season, Newport rallied for a stunning 18-16 upset victory over Dutta Corp to capture the season-ending Memorial Cup Sunday at Grand Champions Polo Club.

Trailing after four chukkers, Newport’s foursome of Gene Goldstein, Grant Ganzi, Pablo Dorignac and Julio Arellano outscored Dutta Corp (Carlitos Gracida, Timmy Dutta, Piki Diaz Alberdi, Tim Dutta), 7-2, in the last two chukkers.

The win avenged last weekend’s 11-7 Newport loss to Dutta Corp in the Polo Gear Challenge Cup final. It was also Newport’s first tournament win of the spring season.

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Dutta Corp Heads Field For Spring Season-Ending Memorial Cup At Grand Champions Polo Club

Dutta Corp Heads Field For Spring Season-Ending Memorial Cup At Grand Champions Polo Club

Dutta Corp has a chance to make history at Grand Champions Polo Club this weekend in the Memorial Cup.

Winners of three spring tournaments, Dutta Corp will go after a record fourth in the season-ending tournament. The current record is three wins set by Travieso in 2015.

Four teams will compete in the two-day tournament that beginsFriday afternoon with two games. At 3:30 p.m. The Polo School plays Newport followed by Dutta Corp against Intercontinental at5 p.m.

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Dutta Corp Wins Third Spring Title, Captures Polo Gear Challenge Cup At Grand Champions; Alberdi Named MVP

Dutta Corp Wins Third Spring Title, Captures Polo Gear Challenge Cup At Grand Champions; Alberdi Named MVP

The success story of Dutta Corp continued Sunday in the championship final of the Polo Gear Challenge Cup at Grand Champions Polo Club.

In only its second competitive year as a team, the 11-goal foursome of Carlitos Gracida, Timmy Dutta, Piki Diaz Alberdi and Tim Dutta knocked off Newport’s 16-goal team of Gene Goldstein, Marc Ganzi, Lucas Lalor and Julio Arellano), 11-7.

It was Dutta Corp’s third tournament victory in five weeks. Earlier, the foursome won the Santa Rita Abierto and USPA Sun Cup. Dutta Corp also has two subsidiary titles.

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Polo Gear Challenge Cup Begins Friday At Grand Champions Polo Club; Psycho Bunny Heads Field

Polo Gear Challenge Cup Begins Friday At Grand Champions Polo Club; Psycho Bunny Heads Field

After a one-year hiatus, Psycho Bunny returns to Grand Champions Polo Club this weekend to compete in the Polo Gear Challenge Cup.

Led by Andrew Seibert, Psycho Bunny was the first polo team to win three consecutive Grand Champions Cup titles in club history. The foursome of Seibert, MVP Piki Diaz Alberdi, Brandon Phillips and Kris Kampsen defeated Blackdove, 14-11, in the 2015 Grand Champions Cup final for its three-peat.

Seibert will reunite with Phillips and Kampsen and has added Guille Aguero to the lineup. Aguero is coming off last week’s Spring Challenge Cup victory with Audi.

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