Polo Players Edition

AUG 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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pony, Cube, winner of the Best Playing Pony prize on this day in 2015, was named top equine again. Facundo played her twice in this final, including the crucial fifth chukker. Andrey Borodin's Park Place ( Borodin, Juan Britos, Tomas Beresford, Hilario Ulloa), in its first season of high-goal, impressed everyone with its wonderful-to-watch, four-man polo on the road to this final. "Park Place is a very good team. They are very well mounted. Hilario is a machine, Andre is having a great season and Tommy Beresford and Juan Britos are also playing amazingly well. They are one of the top organizations at the moment and one of the toughest teams ..." said La Indiana's No. 3 Nic Roldan. But fortune did not favor them in the final. In the first 90 seconds of the game, Hilario Ulloa was on the ground Third time was a charm for Michael Bickford on the Queen's Ground at Guards Polo Club on June 17. His La Indiana team (Bickford, Alec White, Facundo Pieres, Nic Roldan) fought b ack from a 6-4 deficit at half-time to win the 22- goal Cartier Queen's Cup, 9-7. Bickford, who has been a finalist in the previous two years, was the winning patron this time, receiving the prestigious trophy from HM The Queen and Laurent Feniou of Cartier UK. Michael Bickford's teammate, 10- goal Facundo Pieres, who last added his name to this high-goal trophy in 2016, was named the Cartier Most Valuable Player after turning the game around in the second half. His second favorite 42 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N DESTINATION: U NITED KINGDOM La Indiana crowned in Queen's Cup P HOTOS BY ALICE GIPPS Michael Bickford receives his trophies from Cartier's Laurent Feniou and HM The Queen. La Indiana's Facundo Pieres, Nic Roldan, Michael Bickford and Alec White IMAGES OF POLO

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