Cria Tanoira and V8 join forces with Cria Anay Sur



Marcos Heguy and Laica (pictured), competing in the Argentine Open – Laica's daughter, Anay Sur Mica, sold for $75,000 USD

Marcos Heguy and Laica (pictured), competing in the Argentine Open – Laica’s daughter, Anay Sur Mica, sold for $75,000 USD


Cria Tanoira (, V8, and Cria Anay Sur hosted a joint auction on Wednesday, November 25th. The remate, which took place in Cuatro Vientos Polo Club, was the eleventh of the fourteen auctioning events officially sanctioned for 2015 by the Argentine Polo Breeders Association (AACCP – The season finale to be hosted by Alegría on December 9th.

The first to host pony auctions in the industry back in the late 1990’s, the Tanoira family is widely recognized as one of the pioneer breeders in Argentine polo. On this occasion, the Tanoiras joined forces with Santiago Chavanne and Marcos Heguy, to showcase their top selections of fillies and broke mares.

A well organized affair, a candle-lit pathway led the horses from the pins to the centre auction ring. Guests and friends enjoyed refined appetizers and an exquisite dinner menu, compliments of Segundo Farrel Catering.

At the end of the bidding and selling session, a grand total of twenty one products were sold for $1,000,540 USD; an average sales price of $50,190 USD. Top sale of the evening was Anay Sur Mica, a four-year-old broke mare by Laica and Chapa Suceso, which sold for $75,000 USD. Laica is among Marcos Heguy’s all time best Triple Crown participants.

Notable sale of the evening was three-year-old stallion Gete Atrevido, by Gete Arandela and Gete Galgo, for $40,000 USD. Gete Atrevido, recipient of the 2014 SRA Expo Top Stallion Prize, has two brothers currently participating in Triple Crown Play: Gete Alegría with Ellerstina’s Nicolas Pieres and Gete Argos with Alegría’s Magoo Laprida.

A generally accepted category to compare with other remates; average price for the fifteen fillies which were sold at the auction was $49,260 USD. The top sale in this category was Gete Mafia, by Gete Arandela and Open El Padrino, which was purchased by Ellerstina for $70,000 USD.

Although none of the featured fillies had dams currently participating in Argentine Open play, the auction did provide buyers the opportunity to acquire less prevalent bloodlines belonging to past Triple Crown standouts. Horacio Heguy’s Mala Pata, Marcos Heguy’s Abril, and Bautista Heguy’s Imperial; all exceptional mares that – if combined with the market’s best stallions – have a strong likelihood of creating a novel genetic bloodline.

December 1st auction activity resumes with La Aguada at Chapa Bar, Pilar. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent

CATALOGUE: Cria Tanoira (2015)
| Sports, Polo, Argentina, Remates



The Argentine Triple Crown Championship recognizes the winning team of the Argentine, Hurlingham, and Tortugas Open Championships in the same year. Only five clubs have accomplished such a feat: Coronel Suárez (Alberto P. Heguy, Horacio Heguy, Juan C. Harriott (h.), Alfredo Harriott) in 1972 and 1974–77; Santa Ana (Gastón Dorignac, Héctor Merlos, Daniel González, Francisco Dorignac) in 1973; Ellerstina (Adolfo Cambiaso (h.), Mariano Aguerre, Gonzalo Pieres, Carlos Gracida) in 1994, (Facundo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres (h.), Pablo MacDonough, Juan M. Nero) in 2008 and 2010; La Aguada in 2003 (Javier, Eduardo (h.), Miguel and Ignacio Novillo Astrada); La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo MacDonough, Juan Martin Nero, Sebastián Merlos) in 2013 and 2014.


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