Monterosso claimed a 14-12 win over La Dolfina to qualify for the final of the 57th Jockey Club Ope Thai Polo Cup at the Jockey Club, in San Isidro. The Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup is one of the most significant tournaments of the Argentine season, and precedes the much anticipated Argentine Triple Crown. The tournament is hosted by Harald Link’s organization, Thai Polo, with the support of Minuto 7 Polo and the Argentine Association of Polo.


The game started with two very hard fought chukkas, and the score was tied at 5-all in the second. However, La Dolfina bounced back, managing to close the gap down to just one goal (10-11) in the final minute in the fifth. But Polito Pieres came through for Alessandro Bazzoni’s team (who earned the fourth spot in semifinals as the top second ranked team in the standings), scoring a crucial goal to extend Monterosso’s advantage to 12-10 with just a few seconds left to play. La Dolfina stayed strong in the last chukka, but luck was on Monterosso’s side. Both teams scored two goals a piece, and, at the end of the day, Monterosso sealed the deal to claim the 14-12 win and the first place in the final. A fantastic result for Alessandro Bazzoni, who is playing this tournament for the first time ever.


The 57th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Club sees nine teams, between 26 and 31 goals, compete. Teams are split into three leagues.


The 57th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.




MONTEROSSO: Alessandro Bazzoni 0 (2 goals), Polito Pieres 10 (6), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (4), Juan Martín Nero 10 (2). Total: 30.

LA DOLFINA: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (4 goals), Hugo Taylor 4 (1), Tomás Panelo 8 (5), Alejo Taranco 8 (2). Total: 30.

Score Monterosso: 4-3, 5-5, 9-6, 11-8, 12-10, 14-12.

Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & Gonzalo López Vargas.                                 

Third man: Martín Goti.


The 57th. Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup resumes on Thursday, September 22, with the second semifinal between Scone and Ellerstina Pilot due at 3,30pm.  


The final of the 57th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup is set to be played on Saturday, September 24.


57 Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup – Fixture & Teams


Cover photo by Matias Callejo.