The Argentine Association of Polo revealed the draw of the much anticipated 2023 Triple Crown, during an event held at Palermo, on Monday September 11. Players, sponsors, directives, media and special guests were in attendance; representing the teams were Pelon Stirling (La Dolfina Saudi, current reigning champions of the Argentine Open), Pablo MacDonough (one of the two brand new members of La Natividad), Hilario Ulloa (La Hache), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. (Ellerstina), Alfredo Bigatti (La Ensenada), Jejo Taranco (Cría La Dolfina), Matías Torres Zavaleta (La Irenita Clinova) and Carlos María Ulloa (La Hache Cría & Polo).
Along the directives who attended the event, were José Santamarina, Vicepresident of the Hurlingham Club; Jorge Anzorreguy, President of the Tortugas Country Club; and Delfín Uranga, President of the Argentine Association of Polo. The Triple Crown will kick off on Tuesday September 26, with the Hurlingham Open; the semifinals will be played at Palermo and the final at the Hurlingham Club. Up next, the Tortugas Open, that will run through October 10-28; and will come to an end with the most remarkable tournament of the world, the Argentine Open, due between October 31 and December 2.
The draw of the Argentine Polo Open came first. League A will featureLa Dolfina Saudi, La Hache Polo Team, Cría La Dolfina, La Hache Cría & Polo and the second team coming from the qualification. League 2 will be composed by La Natividad, Ellerstina, La Ensenada, La Irenita Clinova the first team from the qualification.
With regards to the Hurlingham Open, La Dolfina Saudi, Ellerstina, Cría La Dolfina and La Irenita Clinova will compete within League A, while La Natividad, La Hache Polo Team, La Ensenada and La Hache Cría & Polo will form part of League B.
The leagues of the Tortugas Open will be set following the results of the Hurlingham Open.
2023 ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN – DATES:
130th. HURLINGHAM OPEN: September 26-October 7
DATE 1: Tuesday 26/9
DATE 2: Wednesday 27/9
DATE 3: Saturday 30/9
DATE 4: Sunday 1/10
FINAL SUBSIDIARY DRYSDALE CUP: Friday 6/10
FINAL: Saturday 7/10
- Dates 1 and 2, as well as the Subsidiary final, will be played in Pilar.
- Dates 3 & 4 – semifinals – will be played at Palermo.
- The final will be played at the Hurlingham Club.
83rd. TORTUGAS OPEN: October 10-28
DATE 1: Tuesday 10/10
DATE 2: Wednesday 11/10
DATE 3: Saturday 14/10
DATE 4: Sunday 15/10
DATE 5: Friday 20/10
FECHA 6: Saturday 21/10
FINAL: Saturday 28/10
- The tournament will be entirely played at the Tortugas Country Club.
130th. ARGENTINE POLO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: October 31-December 2
DATE 1: Tuesday 31/10
DATE 2: Wednesday 1/11
DATE 3: Saturday 4/11
DATE 4: Sunday 5/11
DATE 5: Saturday 11/11
DATE 6: Sunday12/11
DATE 7: Friday 17/11
DATE 8: Saturday 18/11
DATE 9: Saturday 25/11
DATE 10: Sunday 26/11
FINAL: Saturday 2/12
- Dates 1 & 2 will be played in Pilar.
2023 ARGENTINE TRIPLE CROWN – TEAMS:
La Dolfina Saudi: Adolfo Cambiaso 10, David Stirling 10, Adolfo Cambiaso Jr. 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
La Natividad: Camilo Castagnola 10, Facundo Pieres 9, Bartolomé Castagnola Jr. 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10. Total: 39.
La Hache: Pablo Pieres 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Guillermo Caset 9. Francisco Elizalde 9. Total: 36.
Ellerstina: Nicolás Pieres 9, Gonzalo Pieres Jr. 9, Bautista Bayugar 8, Ignatius du Plessis 9. Total: 35.
La Ensenada: Juan Britos 9, Alfredo Bigatti 9, Juan Martín Zubía 9, Jerónimo del Carril 8. Total: 35.
Cría La Dolfina: Guillermo Terrera 9, Tomás Panelo 9, Diego Cavanagh 8, Alejo Taranco 9. Total: 35.
La Irenita Clinova: Facundo Fernández Llorente 8, Tomás Fernández Llorente Jr. 8, Matías Torres Zavaleta 8 e Isidro Strada 8. Total: 32.
La Hache Polo & Cría: Juan Ruiz Guiñazú 8, Carlos María Ulloa 7, Facundo Sola 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8. Total: 31.