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"Everyone in Las Monjitas has been very supportive"

November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017
Juan Britos is having a great year; he had a successful season in England playing with Park Place, and he is now a fixed part of the Las Monjitas organisation. Not only did he just claim the Municipalidad del Pilar Cup with Las Monjitas, but he also won the Julio Novillo Cup, all alongside debuting in the Argentine Triple Crown, when he replaced Alfredo Bigatti in La Aguada. Britos got together with Pololine to talk about his year and plans for the future. 
 
On his tie with Las Monjitas: "It’s a lot of fun being part of the organisation. Alfredo and I have a few horses but they lend us several more. Everyone is great to be around, from the guys in the stables to the Fernandez Llanos. Everyone has been very supportive. The idea was to play several tournaments together, and I am over the moon that we won two."
 
On his plan prior to starting the season: "The idea was to play the Camara and the Municipalidad with the same team, but we had to change things around because of Eduardo’s injury.  Alfredo is playing the Palermo Open with La Aguada, so we are now playing with Santi Cernadas, who is a great substitute and is playing very well. Alfredo and I know each other well, so we have that advantage. We have been playing together for two or three years and we complement each other."
 
On his Triple Crown debut: "It was great fun. I got the call to go on while I was eating something with my brother and a few friends, and all of a sudden I had to play. It was a dream come true to play the Open, even if just for a moment. I am very grateful for the opportunity."
 
On his link with Alfredo Bigatti: "We got together when we both had 5 goals, or when he had just been put up to 6. We figured that we were going through the same thing. I called him and suggested we join forces. Neither of us had enough horses, but we were very motivated. We realised that many successful players got there by playing with bothers or family members, or playing with the same person for a long time. We got together and played a lot on the same team, and here we are. We played the Camara the first and second year, and then we got the call to play together abroad. This year my team was looking for a 6 goal player and I recommended Alfredo to the manager by showing him the Camara matches and he jumped on board. We are going to be playing together next year too, but in a different team. We are friends and it is a big advantage that we know each other well, both on and off the field."
 
On playing the 2018 English high goal with Hilario Ulloa in Park Place: "I am very excited. One always dreams about playing the high goal here and abroad, so I am very happy to be trusted with this opportunity. The team will be Hilario, Tommy Beresford, and the patron, Andrei [Borodin]. I am very focused on getting horses organised for the season, and I am excited to focus on our team as soon as polo finishes in Argentina. At the moment Hilario, Tommy and I are playing a tournament here, albeit without Andrei, but it is still useful to play together and start figuring out our game plan."

In dialogue with Polo Radio, Juan Britos added: "I am very happy to be in an organisation like La Aguada because it allows me to play a good level of polo every day.” Talking about Las Monjitas, he explained: "I always saw this as an amazing organisation, so when we got the call it was a pleasure to accept. Camilo Bautista and the Fernandez Llanos trust us and support us with everything we need. For players like us, who don’t have the possibility of having many horses, it is fantastic to have an organisation that supports us. So we are making the most of it."