Patagones Rallies To Win Limited Edition 12-Goal Series Season-Opener; Benjamin Avendano Named MVP

Patagones Rallies To Win Limited Edition 12-Goal Series Season-Opener; Benjamin Avendano Named MVP

WELLINGTON, FL., January 13, 2019---In a thrilling season-opener, Patagones rallied to win its first game of the Limited Edition 12-Goal Series Saturday at windswept Valiente Polo Farm.


Trailing Colorado (Rob Jornayvaz, 2, Bautista Panelo, 3, Robertito Zedda, 4, Nick Johnson, 3) by as many as four goals in the third and fourth chukkers, Patagones (Benjamin Avendano, 3, Tony Calle, 3, Santi Wulff, 5, Santi Avendano, 1) clawed its way back for a 13-12 victory.


Benjamin Avendano, 20, scored a game-high eight goals including the tying and game-winner and was selected Most Valuable Player. 

Dolfina Fausto, a 7-year-old ridden by Robertito Zedda, was named Best Playing Pony.

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Grand Champions Polo Club League Play Begins Friday 

Grand Champions Polo Club League Play Begins Friday 

WELLINGTON, FL., January 10, 2019---The much-anticipated league play at Grand Champions Polo Club begins this week with sixteen teams competing in 6, 8 and 12-goal tournaments.

Grand Champions Polo Club and Santa Rita Polo Farm have put the finishing touches on the turnkey club's well-manicured fields in anticipation of its biggest and best winter polo season.

The nation's largest and innovative USPA-sanctioned polo club, nestled in the heart of the world's winter equestrian capital, opens Friday with the Metropolitan 6-Goal Cup.

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Countdown Begins For Inaugural World Polo League At Grand Champions Polo Club

Countdown Begins For Inaugural World Polo League At Grand Champions Polo Club

WELLINGTON, FL., January 6, 2019---The inaugural World Polo League is less than a month away from making its debut at Grand Champions Polo Club and Valiente Polo Farm.

WPL Commissioner Dale Smicklas said Friday eight team sponsors have already committed and the total may reach 10 or 11 before the 26-goal league's debut with the Feb. 6-17 season-opening All-Star Challenge.

"We have eight teams now," Smicklas said. "Melissa Ganzi, Marc Ganzi, Grant Ganzi, Bob and Rob Jornayvaz are fielding teams along with Nacho Figueras and his Argentina-based Cria Yatay and Canada-based Alegria.

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Cavalia Polo Wins Women's Weekly Polo League Season-Opener At Santa Rita Polo Farm

Cavalia Polo Wins Women's Weekly Polo League Season-Opener At Santa Rita Polo Farm

WELLINGTON, FL., January 3, 2019---The first-of-its kind Women's Weekly Polo League opened its third season Wednesday at Santa Rita Polo Farm.

Cavalia Polo (Alyson Poor, 4, Malicia von Falkenhausen, 2, Hope Arellano, 5, Alina Carta, 4) defeated CrossFit El Cid (Nicole Watson, 2, Belinda Brody, 4, Slaney O'Hanlon, 4, Cecelia Cochran, 5), 5-4.

Arellano, 16, the youngest player in the game, scored the winning goal in the fourth chukker and finished with two goals. 

Carta led Cavalia Polo with a game-high three goals. Watson led CrossFit El Cid with two goals. Brady and O'Hanlon each had one goal. The lead changed hands four times before Arellano's game-winner.


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Inaugural World Polo League Highlights Grand Champions Polo Club's 2019 Winter Schedule

Inaugural World Polo League Highlights Grand Champions Polo Club's 2019 Winter Schedule

WELLINGTON, Fla., December 14, 2018---In what promises to be the biggest and best winter season in club history, Grand Champions Polo Club announced its highly-anticipated 2019 winter schedule. 

The nation's largest and most innovative club will add another chapter in its successful history with the inaugural 26-goal World Polo League set to begin in February with the All-Star Challenge.

Co-founded by Grand Champions owners Marc and Melissa Ganzi and Valiente Polo Farm owner Bob Jornayvaz, the World Polo League will feature the world's top player Adolfo Cambiaso and other 10-goalers in the only 26-goal league in not only Wellington, but the U.S.

The exciting new league will run from Feb. 6 through April 15 and will not only fill the void but preserve the highest level of polo and its rich tradition in the U.S. 

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Gracida Wine Wins Legends of Polo Carlos Gracida Memorial At Grand Champions; Carlitos Gracida Named MVP

Gracida Wine Wins Legends of Polo Carlos Gracida Memorial At Grand Champions; Carlitos Gracida Named MVP

WELLINGTON, Fla., November 26, 2018---The legacy of Hall of Famer and former 10-goaler Carlos Gracida lived on Saturday with the Legends of Polo Carlos Gracida Memorial at Grand Champions Polo Club.

With his brother, Memo Gracida watching and cheering from the VIP tent and several members of the Gracida family playing, including sons Carlitos and Mariano, Gracida Wine defeated American Polo Horse, 6-2.


The fifth annual game, that attracts family and friends from all over the world, honors the polo great who died tragically in February 2014 at age 53.

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