La Aguada celebrates a decade of remates




La Aguada ( hosted its tenth annual auction on Tuesday, December 1st. The remate, which took place in Chapa Bar, was the twelfth 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.

Four generations of polo players, a club that is over fifty years old, two teams currently participating in the Argentine Triple Crown; the Novillo Astrada family and their signature brand La Aguada, command the respect of polo enthusiasts around the world. As with other leading polo organizations, La Aguada has invested heavily in breeding and genetic selection to remain among the elite. Owners of the famous River Slanley, the AACCP’s top ranked stallion in 2013, La Aguada also possesses over fifty current Triple Crown participants. All bred in-house.

The auction featured La Aguada’s top selection of two-year-old fillies. Bidding and selling was conducted by auction firm Heguy Hermanos y Compania. At the end of the session, twenty three products were sold for a total of $1,007,000 USD; an average sales price of $43,800 USD. Two-year-old JNA Andaluza, by A. Anonima and E. Sensacion, was the top sale of the evening for $80,000 USD. Recipient of the 2013 AACCP Best Pony Award, A. Anonima has been nominated for Triple Crown tournament prizes a record fourteen times with Miguel Novillo Astrada.

The event also included a distinguished selection of embryos by the likes of Mandarina, Automatica, Bruma, and Imperial (Galponera). Top sale in this category was the embryo by Automatica and River Slanley for $52,000 USD. Automatica, an outstanding grey mare owned by Miguel Novillo Astrada and current Argentine Open participant with Guillermo Caset, is among the best mares to have entered the Triple Crown play in the past two years.

In what was one of the evening’s best moments, organizers showcased exclusive video footage of River Slanley X, the one-year-old clone of La Aguada’s marquee stallion. River Slanley has sired the most Triple Crown participants since 2007. Innovations in cloning techniques have allowed the genetic proliferation of this stallion to live on for generations to come.

December 3rd auction activity resumes with Pepe Heguy’s Remate at Chapa Bar, Pilar. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent


Miguel Novillo Astrada (centre) and A. Anonima – Anonima's daughter, JNA Andaluza, sold for $80,000 USD

Miguel Novillo Astrada (centre) and A. Anonima – Anonima’s daughter, JNA Andaluza, sold for $80,000 USD


CATALOGUE: La Aguada (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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