Polo Players Edition

FEB 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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Page 32 of 67

POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 31 "Cheaper by the Dozen" is a 2003 comedy in which Steve Martin—father of 12 children—tries to maintain normality while his wife embarks on a tour. "Better by the Dozen" could be the title of the film that recounts the passage of La Dolfina Sancor Seguros in the Argentine Open. The team, created by Adolfo Cambiaso, reached its 12th title in Palermo in 19 participations, a remarkable efficiency. As happened in Hurlingham (see page 40), the opening of the 125th edition of the Argentine Open was with surprises. La Ensenada, in its absolute debut in Palermo, defeated Alegría-La Irenita just as it did in its first presentation in the Hurlingham Open. After a balanced start, alternating the command of the score, the best work in the last two chukkers gave the rookies an 18-14 victory, with eight goals coming from Juan Britos. In the second round that Friday, Nov. 17, La Dolfina Polo Ranch and La Aguada offered a highly- frictioned match. Tied at the completion of the seventh chukker, everything was defined in the last 6:30 when Diego Cavanagh's effectiveness made the difference—a pair of goals from direct shots in the period to give the team with the lowest handicap (31) a 14-11 triumph. The following day was the Palermo debut of the three polo representatives from the U.S. La Albertina Abu Dhabi, with Nic Roldán as forward, clearly overcame La Cañada Angiocor Daily Racing Form, with Agustín Obregón and Jared Zenni, 18-10. "It's a dream come true—play in Palermo, win and convert two goals," said an exultant Roldán. "We got along well in the first half, but then they got away. In each match we added an unparalleled experience," Zenni explained in the other tent. A while later, on Field No. 1, Las Monjitas had no mercy on Cría Yatay WeWork and won by an absolute 22-9, with Guillermo Caset as top scorer with eight goals. From the second global date, the evolution of the contest happened to depend on soccer, the most popular sport in the country. River Plate and Better by the Dozen La Dolfina continues to dominate Argentine Open By Ernesto Rodriguez • Photos by Sergio Llamera W inning Palermo once is the dream of every polo player; winning it six times consecutively seems like a utopia; lifting the most desired cup on the planet 12 times is almost crazy. La Dolfina did it after beating Las Monjitas, 17-12.

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