Valiente Defeats Audi In USPA Gold Cup Semifinal, Plays Coca-Cola In Sunday Final

 Valiente Defeats Audi In USPA Gold Cup Semifinal, Plays Coca-Cola In Sunday Final

Audi was eliminated from the USPA Gold Cup with a 12-8 loss to undefeated Valiente in Wednesday’s semifinal at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Playing in only its third game of the 2017 season at IPC, Audi (Marc Ganzi, Tomas Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Rodrigo Andrade) stayed within one or two goals in the first five chukkers while holding Cambiaso to one goal. Audi led Valiente, 2-1, after the opening chukker and 3-2 midway through the second chukker and tied Valiente three times before trailing by one at the half, 6-5.

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Beverly Equestrian Wins, Dutta Corp Rallies In Molina Cup; Travieso Plays Dutta Corp On Thursday

Beverly Equestrian Wins, Dutta Corp Rallies In Molina Cup; Travieso Plays Dutta Corp On Thursday

On a picture-perfect day for polo, Beverly Equestrian won its first 20-goal game in team history and Dutta Corp rallied for wins on Day Two of the Molina Cup Monday at Valiente Farm and Grand Champions Polo Club. In front of good crowds and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, Beverly Equestrian knocked off Valiente, 10-7, at Valiente Farm and Dutta Corp defeated Casablanca, 12-10. The two-week tournament continues on Thursdaywith one game, Dutta Corp plays Travieso at 4 p.m

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Coca-Cola Defeats Audi In USPA Gold Cup; Audi Plays Valiente In Wednesday Semifinal  

Coca-Cola Defeats Audi In USPA Gold Cup; Audi Plays Valiente In Wednesday Semifinal  

Audi, despite losing its first two games of the USPA Gold Cup, is one victory away from the final at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Playing in only its second game of its 2017 season debut at IPC, Audi (Marc Ganzi, Tomas Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Rodrigo Andrade) dropped an 11-8 decision to Coca-Cola (Gillian Johnston, Julian de Lusaretta, Julio Arellano, Miguel Novillo Astrada) in Sunday’s featured game on Engel & Volkers Field. Audi also lost its tournament-opener to Orchard Hill, 8-7.

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Top-Seed Goose Creek Wins Molina Cup Opener; Action Continues Monday With Two Games

Top-Seed Goose Creek Wins Molina Cup Opener; Action Continues Monday With Two Games

The law of averages is catching up to Goose Creek. After losing several 20-goal games by one or two goals or in overtime the first two months of the winter season, Goose Creek opened the Molina Cup with an exciting 8-7 victory over Beverly Equestrian on Opening Day of the inaugural Molina Cup. In front of a good crowd and worldwide ChukkerTV audience at windy Grand Champions Polo Club, the talented foursome of Maureen Brennan, 1, Tomas Garcia del Rio, 8, and father and son Mariano, 7, and Peke Gonzalez, 4, turned back upset-minded Beverly Equestrian (Bill Ballhaus, 0, Carlucho Arellano, 5, Magoo Laprida, 8, Inaki Laprida, 7) to spoil its 20-goal debut.

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Travieso Captures Sterling Cup With Second-Half Rally; Sebastian Merlos Named MVP

Travieso Captures Sterling Cup With Second-Half Rally; Sebastian Merlos Named MVP

In one of the most exciting games in Grand Champions history, Travieso staged a remarkable comeback to capture the prestigious Sterling Cup. In front of a packed house and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, Travieso (Tony Calle, 2, Torito Ruiz, 3, Sebastian Merlos, 9, Hugo Barabucci, 6) rallied from a 6-2 halftime deficit for a thrilling 13-8 victory over Casablanca (Harrison Azzaro, 0, Grant Ganzi, 2, Gonzalito Pieres, 9, Rodrigo Andrade, 9) at windswept Grand Champions Polo Club. It was Travieso’s first 20-goal tournament victory of the 2017 winter season. 

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Top-Seed Goose Creek Plays Beverly Equestrian Friday In 20-Goal Molina Cup Opener

Top-Seed Goose Creek Plays Beverly Equestrian Friday In 20-Goal Molina Cup Opener

Grand Champions Polo Club, the nation’s busiest polo club, will host its second consecutive high goal tournament of the winter season with the inaugural Molina Cup. The Molina Cup, a first-year 20-goal tournament, comes on the heels of the successful and historical Sterling Cup that ends on Thursday with the final between Casablanca and Travieso at 4 p.m. The two-week tournament features a star-studded lineup of some of the world’s top players including Magoo Laprida, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Matias Magrini, Mariano Gonzalez, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Sebastian Merlos and Diego Cavanagh.

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GSA Dominates Casablanca To Capture $50,000 National 12-Goal Tournament; Juan Martin Zubia Named MVP

GSA Dominates Casablanca To Capture $50,000 National 12-Goal Tournament; Juan Martin Zubia Named MVP

GSA became the youngest team in tournament history to capture the fourth annual $50,000 National 12-Goal Tournament Tuesday at Grand Champions Polo Club. GSA’s foursome of Henry Porter, 17, Santino Magrini, 15, Juan Martin Zubia, 18, and Victorino Ruiz, 18, turned in one of the most dominating performances to defeat Casablanca (Matias Gonzalez, Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Jesse Bray), 13-6. GSA, making its final appearance of the winter season, was the most dominant 12-goal team at Grand Champions during the 2017 winter season. 

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Casablanca Wins Overtime Thriller; Will Meet Travieso In Sterling Cup Final On Thursday

Casablanca Wins Overtime Thriller; Will Meet Travieso In Sterling Cup Final On Thursday

For the second time in four days, Grant Ganzi scored the winning goal to lead Casablanca to a 12-11overtime victory over Valiente in the Sterling Cup semifinal on Monday at windswept Valiente Farm. Casablanca (Harrison Azzaro, Grant Ganzi, Gonzalito Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade) will meet Travieso (Tony Calle, Torito Ruiz, Sebastian Merlos, Hugo Barabucci) in the championship finalon Thursday at 4 p.m. Travieso advanced into its first 20-goal final with an 11-6 victory over Dutta Corp in the other semifinal.

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 Orchard Hill Edges Audi In Final Seconds Of USPA Gold Cup Opener; Audi Plays Coca-Cola Sunday

 Orchard Hill Edges Audi In Final Seconds Of USPA Gold Cup Opener; Audi Plays Coca-Cola Sunday

In a wild finish, Grand Champions Polo Club-based Audi lost its USPA Gold Cup opener to Orchard Hill Sundayin front of a stunned crowd at International Polo Club Palm Beach. With seconds left, Facundo Pieres raced from midfield to score the winning goal for an 8-7 come-from-behind victory in the featured stadium match on Engel & Volkers Field. With less than a minute left in regulation time and looking like overtime, Orchard Hill fouled Audi setting up a penalty-five at midfield. 

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Equuleus Defends Title; Riley Ganzi Named MVP; Smiles All Around At Great Futures Celebrity Polo Match For Boys & Girls Club

Equuleus Defends Title; Riley Ganzi Named MVP; Smiles All Around At Great Futures Celebrity Polo Match For Boys & Girls Club

For the fourth consecutive year, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington was the biggest winner at the Great Futures Celebrity Match at Grand Champions Polo Club. The star power of Nacho Figueras, John Walsh and some of the world’s top polo players helped to raise funds for the facility that serves hundreds of children. Defending champion Equuleus repeated aswinners of the round-robin tournament.

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