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Ellerstina halts La Dolfina, takes Hurlingham Open

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: HURLINGHAM OPEN (2016) – FINAL ♔♔♔     Ellerstina – 10 (OT) Facundo Pieres (10), Gonzalo Pieres (10), Pablo Pieres (10), Nicolas Pieres (9) La Dolfina – 9 Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10), Juan Martin Nero (10) After a 5-year drought, Ellerstina reclaimed the Hurlingham Open championship Wednesday at Hurlingham Polo Club. A golden goal by Gonzalo Pieres in overtime sealed the win for Ellerstina Johor, who

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La Dolfina takes first leg of Argentine Triple Crown

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: TORTUGAS OPEN (2016) – FINAL ♔♔♔     La Dolfina – 18 Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10), Juan Martin Nero (10) Ellerstina – 12 Facundo Pieres (10), Gonzalo Pieres (10), Pablo Pieres (10), Nicolas Pieres (9) Defending champion La Dolfina Sancor Seguros did what they have done so many times before in Argentine Triple Crown tournaments, dashing a strong effort by archrival Ellerstina with a 18-12 victory

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La Dolfina edges historic triple, Triple Corona

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – FINAL ♔♔♔     La Dolfina – 13 Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling Jr. (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10), Juan Martin Nero (10) Ellerstina – 12 Pablo Pieres (10), Nicolas Pieres (9), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. (10), Facundo Pieres (10) La Dolfina defeated Ellerstina 13-12 Saturday, December 12th, before an enthusiastic crowd on field number one at Palermo. The win clinched the 2015 Triple Crown

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Alegría closes out remate season in style

REMATES (2015) – ALEGRÍA POLO TEAM & FRIENDS   Alegría’s Alberta Smartie, by Reese and Open El Padrino (pictured), was the top sale of the evening for $55,000 USD   Alegría Polo Team (alegriapolo.com) hosted their second annual auction on Wednesday, December 9th. The remate, which took place at Alegría Polo Club, was the fourteenth and final event officially sanctioned by the Argentine Polo Breeders Association (AACCP – criapoloargentino.com.ar). Following the bidding and selling session,

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Ellerstina secures berth/rematch in Palermo final

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – SEMI-FINAL ♔♔♔     Ellerstina – 16 Pablo Pieres (10), Nicolas Pieres (9), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. (10), Facundo Pieres (10) Las Monjitas – 12 Ignacio Toccalino (9), Sebastian Merlos (9), Eduardo N. Astrada Jr. (9), Alejandro N. Astrada (8) Ellerstina made a splash in the opening minutes of their semi-final match of the 2015 Argentine Open, as Polito Pieres tapped the ball in the

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Washington close with a win against Chapaleufú

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – CONSOLATION ♔♔♔     Washington – 15 Diego Cavanagh (8), Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario (7), Facundo Sola (8), Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (8) Chapaleufú – 12 Alberto Heguy Jr. (8), Ignacio Heguy (9), Bautista Heguy (8), Eduardo Heguy (9) A veteran Chapaleufú polo team gave a young Washington lineup their first win of the Argentine Open, on Sunday, December 6th. Washington took the early lead on

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La Dolfina posed for historic triple, Triple Corona

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – SEMI-FINAL ♔♔♔     La Dolfina – 13 Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling Jr. (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10), Juan Martin Nero (10) La Aguada – 10 Agustín Merlos (8), Guillermo Terrera (8), Guillermo Caset (9), Ignacio N. Astrada (9) La Dolfina recorded their 34th consecutive win in high-goal competition in Argentina on Saturday, December 5th, with a 13-10 win over a feisty La

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Alegría closes with a strong Magual win

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – CONSOLATION ♔♔♔     Alegría – 18 Cristian Laprida Jr. (8), Hilario Ulloa (9), Lucas Monteverde (9), Fred Mannix (9) Magual – 11 Alejandro Muzzio (8), Francisco Elizalde (7), Marcos Di Paola (8), Santiago Toccalino (8) Alegría made up for earlier disappointments with an 18-11 win over Magual on Saturday, December 5th. A stellar performance by Alegría’s Hilario Ulloa, saw the Argentine 9-goaler score

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Low prices the norm at Heguys and Co. auction

REMATES (2015) – HEGUYS AND CO.     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

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La Aguada celebrates a decade of remates

REMATES (2015) – LA AGUADA     La Aguada (laaguadapolo.com) 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 – criapoloargentino.com.ar). 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

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La Dolfina edges a determined Alegría

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY FOUR ♔♔♔     La Dolfina – 16 Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling Jr. (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10), Juan Martin Nero (10) Alegría – 14 Cristian Laprida Jr. (8), Hilario Ulloa (9), Lucas Monteverde (9), Fred Mannix (9) La Dolfina’s 16-14 win over Alegría wasn’t the resounding victory fans had anticipated, with Hilario Ulloa shining for the Alegría offence. It was Alegría

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A disciplined La Aguada dominates Magual

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY FOUR ♔♔♔     La Aguada – 17 Agustín Merlos (8), Guillermo Terrera (8), Guillermo Caset (9), Ignacio N. Astrada (9) Magual – 10 Alejandro Muzzio (8), Francisco Elizalde (7), Marcos Di Paola (8), Santiago Toccalino (8) La Aguada took immediate control of Magual, as they ran up a 7-1 lead after the first three chukkas. Magual finally got on the scoreboard again

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Pieres vs. Heguy; Ellerstina pummels Chapaleufú

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY THREE ♔♔♔     Ellerstina – 20 Pablo Pieres (10), Nicolas Pieres (9), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. (10), Facundo Pieres (10) Chapaleufú – 5 Alberto Heguy Jr. (8), Ignacio Heguy (9), Bautista Heguy (8), Eduardo Heguy (9) Ellerstina flexed their offensive muscles on Sunday, November 29th, as they hammered Chapaleufú 20-5 in second round play of the Argentine Open Polo Championship at Palermo in

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Cria Tanoira and V8 join forces with Cria Anay Sur

REMATES (2015) – CRIA TANOIRA     Cria Tanoira (criatanoira.com.ar), 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 – criapoloargentino.com.ar). The season finale to be hosted by Alegría on December 9th. The first to host pony auctions in the industry back

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Las Monjitas edge a strong Chapaleufú

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY TWO ♔♔♔     Las Monjitas – 17 Ignacio Toccalino (9), Sebastian Merlos (9), Eduardo N. Astrada Jr. (9), Alejandro N. Astrada (8) Chapaleufú – 15 Alberto Heguy Jr. (8), Ignacio Heguy (9), Bautista Heguy (8), Eduardo Heguy (9) Las Monjitas and Chapaleufú faced off against one another in day two’s second match of the Argentine Open. At the end of the first

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Ellerstina defeats an impressive Washington

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY TWO ♔♔♔     Ellerstina – 14 Pablo Pieres (10), Nicolas Pieres (9), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. (10), Facundo Pieres (10) Washington – 10 Diego Cavanagh (8), Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario (7), Facundo Sola (8), Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (8) In an unimpressive Argentine Open debut, Ellerstina managed to recover from a 7-6 halftime deficit to beat Washington 14-10 in the second day of tournament play.

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La Aguada upset Alegría; shake up league

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY ONE ♔♔♔     La Aguada – 22 Agustín Merlos (8), Guillermo Terrera (8), Guillermo Caset (9), Ignacio N. Astrada (9) Alegría – 17 Cristian Laprida Jr. (8), Hilario Ulloa (9), Lucas Monteverde (9), Fred Mannix (9) La Aguada surprised a complacent Alegría polo team in the second match of the Argentine Open Polo Championship’s opening day, scoring the first two goals of

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La Dolfina dominate Magual; injure Stirling

ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN: 122° CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO ABIERTO DE POLO (2015) – DAY ONE ♔♔♔     La Dolfina – 18 Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling Jr. (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10), Juan Martin Nero (10) Magual – 7 Alejandro Muzzio (8), Francisco Elizalde (7), Marcos Di Paola (8), Santiago Toccalino (8) The thundering 18-7 win by La Dolfina over Magual in the opening round of play of the 2015 Argentine Open Polo Championship, may have

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Shopper’s delight at Veinticinco Embriones auction

REMATES (2015) – VEINTICINCO EMBRIONES     Veinticinco Embriones hosted its 2015 auction on Saturday, November 21st. The remate, which took place in Lagunas del Polo, Pilar, was the tenth 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 auction featured Veinticinco Embriones’ top selection of unbroken two-year-old fillies – thirteen products belonging to

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Los Machitos justifies top breeder status

REMATES (2015) – LOS MACHITOS     In one of the more anticipated events for polo breeders and buyers, Los Machitos (losmachitos.com.ar) hosted its annual auction Friday, November 20th. This was the ninth 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. Mariano Aguerre, nine-time Argentine Open winner, is among the most respected players in

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