Grand Champions Polo Club Announces 2018 Winter Schedule

Grand Champions Polo Club Announces 2018 Winter Schedule

Grand Champions Polo Club announced its much-anticipated 2018 winter season schedule.

Grand Champions Polo Club and Santa Rita Polo Farm are putting the finishing touches on the turnkey club’s eleven fields in anticipation of its biggest and best winter polo season.

The nation’s largest, busiest and most innovative USPA-sanctioned polo club nestled in the heart of the world’s winter polo capital kicks off its season in January with monthly 6, 8 and 12-goal tournaments and women's weekly league play.

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Future Legends Win Thriller In Carlos Gracida Legends Of Polo At Grand Champions; Mariano Gracida MVP

Future Legends Win Thriller In Carlos Gracida Legends Of Polo At Grand Champions; Mariano Gracida MVP

The legacy of polo great Carlos Gracida continued on a perfect day for polo at Grand Champions Polo Club.

The fourth annual Carlos Gracida Legends of Polo honored the Hall of Famer and former 10-goaler who died tragically in February, 2014 at age 53.

It was youth vs. experience as The Future Legends (Will Jacobs, Santos Bollini, Juancito Bollini, Mariano Gracida) defeated Team Legends (Charlie Armstrong, Stewart Armstrong, Marc Ganzi, Juan Bollini), 6-5.

Juancito Bollini, 21, a senior at Florida Atlantic University, scored the winning goal with 37 seconds left in the game. 

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Team USA Captures International Cup To Remain Undefeated; Julio Arellano Three-Peats MVP Honors

Team USA Captures International Cup To Remain Undefeated; Julio Arellano Three-Peats MVP Honors

Team USA remained undefeated with a hardfought 9-7 victory over Brazil in the sixth annual USPA International Cup Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club.

In front of a packed house and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, the team of Grant Ganzi, 2, Carlitos Gracida, 4, Julio Arellano, 8, and Mike Azzaro, 6, led from start-to-finish to turn back the upset-minded Brazilian team of Flavio Castilho, 5, Gustavo Toledo, 5, Guilherme Lins, 5, and Calao Mello, 4.

It was the U.S. team's sixth consecutive victory in the international game and closest margin of victory in a regulation game. Since 2012, the U.S. has defeated England, Chile, Mexico, South Africa and Uruguay. Brazil was playing together for the first time in its U.S. debut.

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Grand Champions Hosts Carlos Gracida Legends Of Polo Memorial And USPA International Cup On Saturday  

Grand Champions Hosts Carlos Gracida Legends Of Polo Memorial And USPA International Cup On Saturday  

It's show time on Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club when Team USA meets Brazil in the sixth annual USPA International Cup.

The U.S. will have one of its strongest teams for this year's game with 20-goal team Mike Azzaro, 6, Julio Arellano, 8, Carlitos Gracida, 4, and Grant Ganzi, 2.

The Brazilian Polo Federation will be represented by 19-goal squad that features Flavio Castilho, 5, Gustavo Toledo, 5, Guilherme Lins, 5, and Calao Mello, 4. Brazil is making its U.S. debut in an international game.

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Casablanca Captures USPA National 20-Goal Tournament; Jeff Blake Named MVP

Casablanca Captures USPA National 20-Goal Tournament; Jeff Blake Named MVP

Casablanca, one of the winningest teams in Grand Champions Polo Club history, won the USPA National 20-Goal Tournament Tuesday at Santa Rita Polo Farm.

The talented foursome of Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Mike Azzaro and Jeff Blake defeated defending champion Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Jason Crowder, Pablo Dorignac, Juan Bollini), 13-6, to sweep the fall 20-goal tournaments in front of a good crowd at Buenos Aires Field. 

Casablanca ended the 2017 fall season with six finals appearances and four tournament victories. 

Ganzi, Bollini, Azzaro and Julio Arellano won this year's USPA North American 20-Goal Cup with a hardfought 11-9 victory over Audi (Guille Aguero, Brandon Phillips, Marc Ganzi, Carlucho Arellano). Casablanca also won the US Trust Cup and USPA Fall Classic.

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USPA International Cup Will Feature Awards By World-Renowned Artist Romero Britto 

USPA International Cup Will Feature Awards By World-Renowned Artist Romero Britto 

The sixth annual USPA International Cup between Team USA and Brazil on Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club will feature special awards designed by world-renowned artist Romero Britto.

The Brazilian-born artist is known for his whimsy and vibrant colors in the art world. It is the first time Britto has designed special polo awards for a major U.S. tournament.

The artist-signed framed award features a polo player in full swing on a polo pony surrounded by a palm tree, heart and whimsical designs of color.

"I hope when people see my art they have a big smile on their face and a huge one in their heart," Britto said

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