Pingos del Taita present a festive auction



Los Pingos del Taita's Taita Purina, with trainer Eduardo Zaballo, sold for $55,000 USD

Los Pingos del Taita’s Taita Purina, with trainer Eduardo Zaballo, sold for $55,000 USD


Los Pingos del Taita ( hosted their fourth annual “Remate de Domadores”, Monday, November 16th at Lagunas del Polo. This was the seventh 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.

A festive atmosphere characterized the beginning of the remate. Argentine folklore music playing in the background, smiling gauchos riding their horses joyfully. Aggressive figure eights, stops and turns, the spectators delighted by the spectacle. The sophisticated catering of previous remates replaced by asado and fernet, the popular argentine alcoholic spirit.

The auction featured a special selection of fillies broken-in by Eduardo Zaballo, Ariel Bonilla, and Fabricio Garcia, three of the most respected trainers in the industry. Headquartered in the South of Cordoba, Los Pingos del Taita is a multidisciplinary organization that specializes in equine assisted reproduction. A destination where leading polo organizations send their top sires, dams, and embryos.

The sympathetic attempt by event organizers to create emotional and rodeo-style entertainment was insufficient to buy the heart of the market. The absence of proven bloodline excellence, especially among the dams, kept buyers away from bidding for stick-and-ball ready horses.

At the end of the session, eleven products were sold for a total of $342,000 USD; an average sales price of $31,100 USD. Three-year-old Taita Purina, by Ellerstina Iluminado and Polo Purpura, was the top sale of the evening for $55,000 USD. Notable sale of the evening was three-year-old stallion Taita Narciso, by Machitos Chelo and Polo Rosa, for $19,000 USD. Bidding and selling was conducted by auction firm Heguy Hermanos y Compania.

November 17th auction activity resumes with the Pieres family at Ellerstina Polo Club, Pilar. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent

| 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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