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Juan Martin Nero: MVP of the Jockey Club final
Juan Martin Nero: MVP of the Jockey Club finalJuan Martin Nero: MVP of the Jockey Club final

Juan Martin Nero: MVP of the Jockey Club final

"Playing the Jockey helps you get in shape for Tortugas"

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017
After another win with Valiente La Dolfina, and being chosen MVP of the final, Juan Martin Nero, the "Emperor of Trenque Lauquen," spoke with PoloLine.

On the importance of playing the Jockey before the Triple Crown: "It really helps one warm up and help the horses to get in shape, as well. It's a good way to get to know the new mares, the ones that have never played this kind of polo, and to set up the final list for Saturday, the first match of Tortugas, which is a very important match for us."

On his three main mares: Oli Chicha, Vasca Harrods and Falta Nut: "Oli Chicha is fin; she was injured last year and this year we tried something different. We sent her to Kawell to recover; she has been there more than one month walking on a band with water and afterwards in a pool. She did a weight loss training program, so I think she will be fantastic this year. I have Harrods at the stable, she is playing her first chukkas now, and I will play her in Hurlingham and Palermo. Same with Falta Nut. The three of them are on the same level of training now, playing their first chukkas and looking forward to Hurlingham and Palermo.”

On his 2018 season with Pelon Stirling: "Spending all year with Pelon is going to be hard! (laughs)! I'm very happy about it; we will play in England with Jean Francois Decaux's La Bamba de Areco, and we have high hopes. I think we have a great team and that is very competitive as well. How we go will depend on our organization with the horses. We now have to focus on Argentina, but we are also thinking a bit about what horses we will send abroad."

On Richard Trampa, BPP of the Jockey Club final: "I bought Trampa from Ricardo Dutroc (a breeder from Trenque Lauquen) three or four years ago. The mare won in La Rural when she was three, so I brought her here where she played one year and she was not doing so well. She had some injures and I couldn't play her. We decided to gave her a break for a year; she has started again now and is doing really well, I hope she keeps on improving."