Altair Polo Captures Grand Champions Cup At Santa Rita Polo Farm; Brandon Phillips Named MVP

 Altair Polo Captures Grand Champions Cup At Santa Rita Polo Farm; Brandon Phillips Named MVP

Brandon Phillips scored back-to-back goals in the fourth chukker to lead Virginia-based Altair Polo to a 7-6.5 victory over The Polo School to capture the Grand Champions Cup Saturday at Santa Rita Polo Farm. It was the Middleburg, Va.-based Altair Polo’s (Ashley Busch, Grant Ganzi, Brandon Phillips, Juancito Bollini) second spring tournament victory in three years. The foursome of Busch, Santos Bollini, Brandon Phillips and Carlitos Gracida defeated Newport (Lucas Escobar, Gene Goldstein, Lucas Lalor, Nacho Lezica), 10-9, to win the 8-Goal Spring Challenge Tournament at Grand Champions in 2015.

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 Dutta Corp Wins Season-Opening Santa Rita Abierto Final At Grand Champions; Timmy Dutta Named MVP

 Dutta Corp Wins Season-Opening Santa Rita Abierto Final At Grand Champions; Timmy Dutta Named MVP

-Dutta Corp came full circle in its spring season-opening victory in the Santa Rita Abierto final Wednesday at windswept Grand Champions Polo Club. It was the second consecutive year the team won the tournament. Last year as a 15-goal team, Dutta Corp won the 16-goal rated tournament with pro Matias Magrini, brothers Carlitos and Mariano Gracida and Timmy Dutta. This year the talented 11-goal team of Tim Dutta, Timmy Dutta, Piki Diaz Alberdi and Carlitos Gracida won the 14-goal tournament with an impressive 12-5 victory over Whitehall Ranch.

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Valiente Wins Santa Rita Handicap In Spring Season-Opener; Mia Cambiaso Named Most Valuable Player; Santa Rita Abierto Set For Sunday At Grand Champions

Valiente Wins Santa Rita Handicap In Spring Season-Opener; Mia Cambiaso Named Most Valuable Player; Santa Rita Abierto Set For Sunday At Grand Champions

Valiente, making its spring season debut, captured the Santa Rita Handicap Saturday at windswept Valiente Polo Farm. Valiente (Poroto Cambiaso, Mia Cambiaso, Robertito Zedda, Pablo Spinacci) was the top finisher in the two-day round robin tournament. Graff Capital (Tommy Graff, Pablo Dorignac, Juan Bollini, Markus Graff) was second and Altair (Ashley Van Metre Busch, Will Jacobs, Jesse Bray, Brandon Phillips) finished third.

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Grand Champions Polo Club Spring Season Opens Thursday At Valiente Polo Farm

Grand Champions Polo Club Spring Season Opens Thursday At Valiente Polo Farm

Grand Champions Polo Club opens its spring season Thursday with the Santa Rita Abierto and Handicap Tournament. The first of six tournaments kicks off what is expected to be the best spring season in the club’s ten-year history. Seven teams are entered in the Santa Rita Abierto and Santa Rita Handicap. The Santa Rita Handicap begins Thursday at Valiente Polo Farm at 4:30 p.m. with a round-robin between Altair, Graff Capital and Valiente.

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Palm Beach Illustrated Captures $100,000 World Cup At Grand Champions; Agustin Obregon Named MVP

Palm Beach Illustrated Captures $100,000 World Cup At Grand Champions; Agustin Obregon Named MVP

In front of a record crowd at Grand Champions Polo Club, Palm Beach Illustrated won the coveted $100,000 World Cup presented by Audi. The talented foursome of Jared Zenni, Santi Torres, Agustin Obregon and Tommy Collingwood won the eight-day, winner-take-all tournament with an impressive 13- 7 victory over Valiente I. In front of the largest star-studded crowd ever to witness a polo game in Grand Champions’ history on a windy Saturday afternoon, the 21-goal underdog team finished the 16-team single-elimination tournament undefeated with a perfect 4-0 record.

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Saturday Showdown: Valiente I Will Meet Palm Beach Illustrated In $100,000 World Cup Final At Grand Champions

Saturday Showdown: Valiente I Will Meet Palm Beach Illustrated In $100,000 World Cup Final At Grand Champions

In what promises to be one of the best finals of the season at Grand Champions Polo Club, the $100,000 World Cup will pit underdog Palm Beach Illustrated against powerhouse Valiente I on Saturday at 4 p.m. Valiente I, a 16-goal rated team, advanced into the final with a lopsided 16-9 victory over Orchard Hill in the opening semifinal on Thursday. In the second semifinal, Palm Beach Illustrated, a 21-goal rated team, stunned Valiente II, 17-12, in the second semifinal to spoil what was expected to be an all-Valiente final.

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 Valiente I, Valiente II, Orchard Hill, Palm Beach Illustrated Advance Into Thursday $100,000 World Cup Semifinals

 Valiente I, Valiente II, Orchard Hill, Palm Beach Illustrated Advance Into Thursday $100,000 World Cup Semifinals

The stage is set for the much-anticipated semifinal round of the $100,000 World Cup. After four second round games on Monday and Tuesday, Valiente I, Valiente II, Orchard Hill and Palm Beach Illustrated advanced into Thursday’s semifinal round of the 16-team, single-elimination, winner-take-all, 0-26-goal tournament. At 11 a.m., Orchard Hill will play Valiente I and 4 p.m., Palm Beach Illustrated meets Valiente II. Both games will be hosted by Valiente Polo Farm. 

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Deeridge Knocks Off San Saba On Day Five Of $100,000 World Cup; Tripleheader On Monday At Grand Champions And Valiente

Deeridge Knocks Off San Saba On Day Five Of $100,000 World Cup; Tripleheader On Monday At Grand Champions And Valiente

Deeridge, one of the tournament underdogs, knocked off San Saba, 12-7 on Day 5 of the $100,000 World Cup Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club. The seven-goal rated team with 14-year-old Will Jacobs, 16-year-old Santos Bollini, Lucas Lalor and Wes Finlayson, took San Saba’s Dawn Jones, Luis Saracco, Tomas Garbarini and Luis Echezarreta out of its game to win the final game of the first round of the 16-team, winner-take all single-elimination tournament. Deeridge is one of eight teams to advance into the second round that opens on Monday with three games.

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Orchard Hill Rallies For Win Over Travieso On Day Four Of $100,000 World Cup; San Saba Plays Deeridge Saturday At Grand Champions

Orchard Hill Rallies For Win Over Travieso On Day Four Of $100,000 World Cup; San Saba Plays Deeridge Saturday At Grand Champions

With a former hockey player in the lineup, Orchard Hill rallied for a 15-12 victory over Travieso on Day 4 of the $100,000 World Cup Friday at Grand Champions Polo Club. With 26-goal Orchard Hill (Polito Pieres, Juan Chavanne, Facundo Pieres, Steve Van Andel) focused on Sunday morning’s U.S. Open game against Audi, the defending champions sent a talented backup team. The foursome of Frank Evans, minus-1, Lucas Criado Jr., 0, Felipe Vercellino, 5, and Lucas Criado, 8, moved Orchard Hill from a 26-goal team to a 12-goal team against 6-goal Travieso (Mackie Weisz, 0, Tony Calle, 2, Julio Ezcurra, 4, Juanse Olivera, 0).

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