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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40 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N P O L O I N T H E P A M P A S BY ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ SUPER TEAM D espite not showing the best version of itself, La Dolfina Sancor Seguros defeated Ellerstina, 11-9, to get its sixth consecutive title in the Tortugas Country Club Open, the first step in the Argentine Triple Crown. Gonzalo Tanoira, one of the best players of all time, once gave a magnificent explanation of what made the Coronel Suarez team, comprised of brothers Juan Carlos and Alfredo Harriott and Alberto and Horacio Heguy, unique. "When they play well, they beat you. And when they play badly, they do too. They always win," explained Tanoira, then the elegant leader of the Mar del Plata team. Tanoira was direct witness to the domination by Coronel Suarez during the 1960s and '70s. Today, the same thing happens with La Dolfina Sancor Seguros, another quartet that, like Coronel Suarez in its time, is rated the maximum 40 goals. "We won because we had to win. On the court maybe there were no big differences. But we have a huge team, with attitude and excellent level of play," said Adolfo Cambiaso after the final of the 77th edition of the Tortugas Country Club Open. It was not always like that for Cambiaso & Co. In fact, until the first triumph of this series, in 2013, La Dolfina had never lifted the Emilio de Anchorena Cup since Adolfito preferred to keep his best horses for Hurlingham and Palermo. The best teams can beat you even when they don't play well SERGIO LLAMERA Adolfo Cambiaso praised his team for its attitude and excellent level of play.

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