The 58th. Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup kicked off on Tuesday September 12, with double action. The tournament that preceeds the prestigious Triple Crown sees seven teams up to 30 goals, in participation, split in two leagues. Action is underway at Jockey Club, in San Isidro and the Argentine Association of Polo Headquarters, in Pilar.
In the first game, La Ensenada bounced back with only two minutes remaining, to beat Cañuelas Polo Team by a narrow 11-10, with a goal by Guillermo Caset in extra chukka. Up next, La Dolfina claimed their first win against La Hace by a 17-9 score.
Prior to the start of each game, a heartfelt tribute was paid to Juan Carlos Harriott, Juancarlitos, a treasure of polo worldwide as well as Argentine sport, who sadly passed away on Monday.
The final of the 58th. Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup will be played on Saturday September 23.
THE 58th. JOCKEY CLUB OPEN THAI POLO CUP WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
58th. Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup – Tuesday September 12:
MATCH #1: LA ENSENADA 11-10 CAÑUELAS POLO TEAM
La Ensenada: Ernesto Gutiérrez 0, Juan Britos 9, Guillermo Caset 9 y Alfredo Bigatti 9. Total: 27.
Cañuelas Polo Team: Pedro Zacharias 8, Gonzalo Ferrari 6, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8 e Hilario Figueras 6. Total: 28.
Score La Ensenada: 0-2, 3-3, 5-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-10, 11-10.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero & Matías Baibiene. Third man: Hernán Tasso.
MATCH #2: LA DOLFINA 17-9 LA HACHE POLO TEAM
La Dolfina: Mariano González Jr. 7, Paco De Narváez 4, Tomás Panelo 9, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total: 30.
La Hache Polo Team: Carlos María Ulloa 7, Hilario Ulloa 9, Francisco Elizalde 9, Edward Banner-Eve 5. Total: 30.
Score La Dolfina: 2-4, 5-5, 7-7, 8-8, 11-9, 17-9.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & Gonzalo López Vargas. Third man: Matías Baibiene.
The 58th. Jockey Club Open Thai Polo Cup will resume on Wednesday September 13, as follows:
15:00 h, Ground 3 AAP Pilar: Betania Arg Polo Gin vs Monterosso (Live PLTV)