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 35 Florida, Tennessee and Texas. It will soon be available in Colorado and will hopefully expand to other areas as well. They are also working on getting it in restaurants. The Gracidas also put on an annual polo event in Wellington, Florida, played on the anniversary of their father's death. "It is to celebrate the life of horses and everything they've done for our community. They are the reason we are here and they are the reason Wellington is here," Carlitos explained. They also have a foundation they've set up that Carlitos plans to use to help underprivileged kids. "What I want to do is have kids from broken homes come here and spend time with me. Maybe if they want to be polo players or athletes, they can come see what it takes to do that, how much work it takes. If they want to go to college, they can do an internship with people I know through polo," Carlitos said. "My father was always thinking about other people and how he could help them." Carlos Gracida is honored each fall at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, through its Legends of Polo Carlos Gracida Memorial tournament. Played this year for the fifth time, Carlitos and his brother joined forces with their cousin Julio Gracida and friend Riley Ganzi for the Gracida Wine team. They took on the American Polo Horse team with Santos Bollini, Weston Gracida, Wes Finlayson and Whistle Uys. Gracida Wine shut out American Polo Horse, 3-0, in the first half. They continued to dominate in the second half, finishing ahead, 6-2. Carlitos was named MVP of the match. "I don't have mixed emotions, I have great emotions," Carlitos told Robb. "I appreciate everything from everybody, everyone being here and everyone playing. For me it's an opportunity to have fun and I am grateful that everyone helps me create that." Mariano added, "It's bittersweet for us always. He was a great father and we always miss him. Many people who knew him won't forget him and they are not going to stop remembering him so it's nice. It's special, it's not about winning or losing. Every time there is something for my father, it's special." Ten-goal Adolfo Cambiaso has been winning in the Texas Polo Luxe Edition Saddle for eight seasons everywhere he plays: Florida, England and Argentina DALLAS •www.Texaspolo.com • 214 - 720 - 0233 IS YOUR RIG CHUKKERED OUT ? See Tony Coppola for: • Four Star Aluminum Trailers • Hannover Steel Trailers • New and Used Trucks/Trailers Available at All Times Call Tony: (561) 793-6422 or 793-2012

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