Medium-goalers find deals at Cria Polo Argentino

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REMATES (2015) – CRIA POLO ARGENTINO
 


 

Cria Polo Argentino hosted its 2015 spring season selection auction on Friday, November 13th. The remate, which took place in Chapa Bar, was the sixth 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.

The AACCP was founded in 1984 on the premise of formalizing an equine polo specimen category. Registered breeders enjoy the benefit of trading their Polo Argentino products with a certified pedigree registration, which is endorsed by the AAACCP and by the Argentine Rural Association. With 260 affiliated breeding organizations, over 24,000 registered breeding mares and 7,700 registered male breeders, the AACCP has provided an institutional framework to guide breeding proliferation and genetic advancements in the modern day polo pony.

The auction featured Cria Polo Argentino’s spring selection of unbroken two-year-old fillies. Bidding and selling was conducted by auction firm Heguy Hermanos y Compania. Unlike the previous auctions of La Irenita and La Dolfina, proven bloodline excellence was present beginning at the grandsire/dam sire bracket.

At the end of the session, nineteen products were sold for a total of $429,000 USD; an average sales price of $22,600 USD. Two-year-old Abrojito Escorpiana, by Open Bingo and Abrojito Alsina, was the top sale of the evening at $55,000 USD. Another notable sale of the evening was Oriental New York, by Open Chimento and Okechobee, who sold for $50,000 USD. Okechobee, David Stirling’s famous grey mare, will participate once again in the upcoming Argentine Open, following an injury which kept her off the field for two years.

Not all buyers in the market are looking for future Triple Crown participants. At the Cria Polo Argentino auction, medium-goal players interested in fillies with outstanding heritage, walked away with great deals.

November 16th auction activity resumes with El Remate de Domadores by Los Pingos del Taita at Lagunas del Polo, Pilar. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent

 

David Stirling and Okechobee, competing for La Dolfina during the Argentine Triple Crown

David Stirling and Okechobee, competing for La Dolfina during the Argentine Triple Crown


 


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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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