Monterosso, Ellerstina Pilot and El Overo Z7 UAE claimed victories on the first day of the 57th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup, on Sunday, September 11 at the Argentine Association of Polo, in Pilar. One of the most significant tournaments of the season in Argentina, the Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup precedes the much anticipated Argentine Triple Crown and is hosted by Harald Link’s organization, Thai Polo, with the support of Minuto 7 Polo and the Argentine Association of Polo.
In the opening contest, Monterosso took an impressive 17-5 victory over Cria La Dolfina; up next Ellerstina Pilot claimed a 14-8 win over title holders, La Ensenada; and El Overo Z7 UAE made a spectacular comeback to defeat La Dolfina 10-8.
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 WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
57th JOCKEY CLUB OPEN THAI POLO CUP – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:
MONTEROSSO 17-5 CRIA LA DOLFINA
MONTEROSSO: Alessandro Bazzoni 0 (1 goal), Polito Pieres 10 (5), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (8), Juan Martín Nero 10 (3). Total: 30.
CRIA LA DOLFINA: Hilario Figueras 6, Gonzalo Ferrari 6 (2 goals), Pedro Zacharias 7 (2), Tomás García del Río 7* (2), Total: 26.
*Subbed in for Julián de Lusarreta 7.
Score Monterosso: 4-1, 8-1, 9-2, 13-3, 14-4, 17-5.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & Martín Goti.
Third man: Juan José Díaz Alberdi.
ELLERSTINA PILOT 14-8 LA ENSENADA
ELLERSTINA PILOT: Curtis Pilot 0 (1 goal), Gonzalo Pieres Jr. 9 (5), Facundo Pieres 10 (5), Nicolás Pieres 10 (3). Total: 29.
LA ENSENADA: Ernesto Gutiérrez 0, Santiago Loza 8** (3 goals), Juan Britos 9 (3), Isidro Strada 8 (2). Total: 25.
**Subbed in for Alfredo Bigatti 9.
Score Ellerstina Pilot: 3-1, 6-2, 9-3, 11-5, 12-6, 14-8.
Umpires: Martín Pascual & Martín Goti.
Third man: Julio Tasso.
EL OVERO Z7 UAE 10-8 LA DOLFINA
EL OVERO Z7 UAE: Lukin Monteverde 6 (4 goals), Matias Torres Zavaleta 8 (3), Guillermo Caset 9 (2), Cruz Heguy 6 (1). Total: 29.
LA DOLFINA: Hugo Taylor 4, Tomás Panelo 8 (3 goals), Jejo Taranco 8 (1), Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (3). Total: 30.
Score El Overo Z7 UAE: 0-3, 2-4, 2-5, 6-5, 8-7, 10-8.
JUmpires: Martín Pascual & Guillermo Villanueva.
Third man: Julio Tasso.
The 57th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup resumes on Thursday, September 15, with three games set at the AAP Headquarters in Pilar:
11am: Ellerstina Pilot vs. La Aguada
1pm: La H vs. La Dolfina
3pm: Scone vs. Monterosso
The final of the 57th Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup is set to be played on Saturday, September 24.
Cover photo by Pablo Ramírez.