Low prices the norm at Heguys and Co. auction




Alberto “Pepe” Heguy, preparing to compete in the Argentine Triple Crown – Pepe’s Chapaleufu Catastrofica, Polo Catastrofe, Dolfina Maradona, and Bocha 429, sold for $19,000 USD each


Pepe Heguy (pepeheguy.com), accompanied by a distinguished group of breeders, hosted his annual auction on Friday, December 4th. The remate, which took place in Chapa Bar, was the thirteenth of the fourteen auctioning events officially sanctioned for 2015 by the Argentine Polo Breeders Association (AACCP – criapoloargentino.com.ar). The season finale to be hosted by Alegría on December 9th.

Alberto “Pepe” Heguy, former 10-goaler and four-time Argentine Open Champion, belongs in the pantheon of polo greats. Known for his quick and crafty scoring style as well his masterful ability to anticipate lines, Heguy personifies all the attributes of a player in the number one position.

As with other champion players, Heguy’s success can be attributed to his outstanding horsemanship. Purita and Canita, former Triple Crown standouts and Heguy’s top mares, are the founding mothers of his breed. Along with Pepe Heguy, the remate featured Horacio Heguy, Ignacio Heguy, Francisco Lascombes, Matias Pineiro, Ezequiel Sojo, and Santiago Tanoira as guest breeders.

At the end of the session, thirteen fillies were sold for a total of $176,000 USD; an average sales price of $12,600 USD. Two-year-olds Chapaleufu Catastrofica, by Polo Catastrofe and Dolfina Maradona, as well as Bocha 429, by Little Wing and Dolfina Maradona, were top sales of the evening for $19,000 USD each.

Little Wing was the auction’s only Triple Crown participant, owned and currently played by Ignacio Heguy. Along with Adolfo Cambiaso’s Ethel, Facundo Pieres’ Open So Easy and Easy Go, and Lucas Monteverde’s Alfa, Little Wing belongs perhaps to the trendiest dam in contemporary polo: Seige.

A notable sale of the evening was Bocha 428, by Jijiji and Open Guantanamo, for $18,000 USD. Jijiji, an unrelenting and powerful grey mare, was Ignacio Heguy’s top Triple Crown participant for the past ten years. Middle market buyers interested in “past Palermo quality” bloodlines walked away with several great deals.

Auction activity continues on December 9th with Alegria Polo Team and Friends. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent


CATALOGUE: Heguy & Co. (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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