Polo Players Edition

JAN 2019

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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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 33 everything I earn is because of me. People can't say I have what I have because of him," Carlitos explained. "He did give me a lot of help and initiative on certain relationships. I am grateful for the relationships he helped me start, but the polo stuff, it all depends on [me] as an individual." Nowadays, Carlitos, 27, spends the winters in Florida and the summers in Aspen, Colorado. Mariano, 25, also spends winters in Florida, but summers are in Denver, Colorado. Carlitos counts the players and grooms he is around every day as his family. The majority of his time is spent in the barn with his horses and dogs. At 4 goals, Carlitos would love to follow in his father's footsteps as a 10-goal great, but he is realistic. "I want it all, but definitely want to do well in tournaments. If I want to progress, I need to always have better horses," he said. "When I finished high school, I went to Argentina and was with Cambiaso one day. He told Above: Carlitos was MVP in the recent Legends of Polo Carlos Gracida Memorial. Left: Carlitos and his brother are now selling wine under the Gracida brand. GABRIELLE STODD

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