Polo Players Edition

SEP 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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38 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N and the Audi organization achieve and accomplish many of our goals; goals that Chuy shared with me as well. Our success on the field could not have been possible without him. I will miss him dearly. He was a true lover of horses and always had a unique connection to them. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Baez family, especially his children; we feel for their loss, as Chuy was family to us as well." "He was a fun-loving, great man with a beautiful soul who you could never catch without a smile on his face," his family wrote on his Facebook page. "He worked his entire life and devoted his entire life to polo and his family and was just a short time away from retirement." Baez is survived by his daughter Caroline and son Sebastian; his father Jose; brothers, Juan, Pancho, Jose, Ramon and Raul; and sisters, Aracell and Ana. He was predeceased by his mother Petra, a brother, Oscar and a sister, Maria. A Facebook page was created for Baez where people can post photos and memories of his life. An outpouring of dedications and photos have been posted from the polo community. A GoFundMe page has been created for those who wish to help support his family. He was the sole provider for his family in Mexico and the U.S. The goal is to raise $30,000. The Ganzi organization will match the funds raised through September. A memorial service was held in Wellington, Florida, on August 11. The Baez family and Ganzi organization plan to hold a memorial during the up- coming Florida season. A day was dedicated to Baez during the final of the Emma Challenge Cup in Aspen, Colorado, July 29. Photographs of Baez during his career were shown on the club's Jumbo-tron throughout the day and were on display at the club. A moment of silence was held before each game and awards ceremony and a memorial service was held after the final. Chuy's ex-wife, Jenifer Baez, and son, Sebastian, were in attendance for the memorial. —Sharon Robb (continued from page 36) Photographs from throughout Chuy's career were displayed at the final of the Emma Challenge Cup in Aspen, Colorado, on July 29. A memorial service was held in Carbondale on July 29, attended by his close-knit polo family, his son Sebastian and ex-wife Jenifer. CHIARO FOTO CHIARO FOTO

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