The polo season in Argentina is just around the corner. Teams and horses are getting ready for the most awaited time of year, which sees the Triple Crown and the Argentine Open as the apex of the season.
The season is set to kick off with the perfect warm-up: the 56th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup. The latter is one of the most prestigious tournaments played in Argentina. The 2020 edition unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but this year the Jockey Club Open is back, and better than ever! The event will be organised by Harald Link’s Thai Polo organisation, with the support of Minuto Siete Polo. The best news is that the competition will be hosted in its original home, the iconic club located in San Isidro. It is worth noting that the 2019 Jockey Club Open final was played between Pilot and Valiente at Palermo, with Curtis Pilot’s lineup running out the winners.
The Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup gives patrons the chance to compete alongside the best players in the world in an open format tournament. The high goalers, on the other hand, see it as a perfect opportunity to get into the swing of things before the Triple Crown kicks off. Pilot will be back, but without Curtis, playing under the name of Ellerstina Pilot. Joevy Beh, another important patron, will be playing, however. He will be representing BP Polo alongside the great Adolfo Cambiaso.
The 56th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup will see six teams, between 30 and 34 goals, compete. The tournament will run from Thursday, September 23, to Saturday, October 2. Attention will not only fall on the skills and organisation of the players, but on the challenge implied in hosting the tournament in its original home once again. Battro Polo Fields has worked hard on grounds one and two to ensure that they are in perfect condition when the time comes to play.
Thai Polo’s involvement will not only relate to the event itself, but in bringing its high level of excellence to the competition. Their motto ‘high quality, high hospitality,’ is sure to provide the Jockey Club Open with the characteristic warmth of Thai Polo, and a superior set up in terms of organisation.
But that’s not all! The 56th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
The combination of Harald Link’s Thai Polo organisation, the efficiency of Minuto Siete, and the experience and hard work of Battro will ensure that the Jockey Club Thai Polo Cup has a spectacular homecoming.
Action kicks off on September 23, with two games:
La Irenita vs. La H
Ellerstina Pilot vs. La Ensenada.
56th JOCKEY CLUB OPEN THAI POLO CUP – TEAMS
BP POLO: Joevy Beh 4, Francisco Elizalde 9, Facundo Sola 9, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total 32.
LA DOLFINA: Lucas Monteverde Jr. 5, Adolfo Cambiaso Jr. 8, Diego Cavanagh 9, Jejo Taranco 8. Total: 30.
ELLERSTINA PILOT: Facundo Pieres 10, Mackenzie Weisz 4, Matías Torres Zavaleta 8, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 33.
LA H: Carlos María Ulloa 6, Salvador Ulloa 7, Gonzalo Pieres Jr. 9, Hilario Ulloa 10. Total: 32.
LA IRENITA: Matías MacDonough Jr. 3, Guillermo Caset 10, Pablo MacDonough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 33.
LA ENSENADA: Juan Britos 9, Alfredo Bigatti 8, Juan Martín Zubía 8, Bartolomé Castagnola Jr. 9. Total: 34.