Audi, La Dolfina Take the Fast Lane To Argentina Polo Season

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With only two weeks left until the official beginning of Tortugas and the 2011 Triple Crown of Polo, two of the brands synonymous with Argentina high-goal polo have joined forces. Audi, coming off a decade of dominance in the Argentina luxury car market, will sponsor La Dolfina, the odds-on favorite to win this year’s polo Triple Corona of Tortugas, Hurlingham …

VanityBA: Audi’s Decade of Dominance in Argentina

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From sales records to prototype spy photos, Audi continues to make headlines in Argentina. Coming off a record 2010, the German automaker sold almost 4,000 vehicles in Argentina during the first seven months of 2011. The 21.3% January-July sales increase gave Audi almost 40% market share in the highly competitive premium segment and its tenth consecutive first place finish. In …

Argentina Polo & The Attack Of The Clones

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It may sound like a summer blockbuster or a bad sequel, but it’s actually the debate being generated by the creeping acceptance of cloning in the sport of kings. The fact that one of Argentina’s greatest players has now partnered with a U.S. laboratory to create exact genetic duplicates of his prized ponies has only ratcheted up the debate. Guillermo …

China’s Growing Infatuation with Argentina Polo

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When China played host to the country’s first snow polo tournament in February, teams from several countries including Argentina entertained the crowds that gathered at Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club. Beneath the shadow of towering ice sculptures, the event had more of the feel of a pretentious society outing than a genuine embrace of serious high-goal polo. The Chinese, we remarked, …

New York Could Become The Polo Capital Of The World

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When Ellerstina battled La Dolfina in the Super Bowl of Polo last December in the final jewel of the Triple Crown, the match showcased eight of the world’s Top 12 polo players including Facundo Pieres, Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling and Pablo MacDonough. Not only was it a final of epic proportions, the 117th Abierto de Palermo solidified Argentina’s position as …