Argentina Polo & The Attack Of The Clones

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

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

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 …

Biotech Revolution Boosting Argentina Polo Productivity

When Facundo Pieres and Ellerstina faced off against Adolfo Cambiaso and La Dolfina in the epic final of the 117th Argentina Polo Championship, it was the first time ESPN broadcast a high-goal polo tournament in HD. But as spectacular as the visuals were for polo fans around the world, the most remarkable bit of technology may have been the ponies …

Chinese Chukkers: Argentina Polo Meets Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club

The Chinese like to watch Argentines playing polo. Or maybe they just want to be seen in public looking at Argentines playing polo. While some local cracks were playing matches this season on the warm beaches of Argentina and Uruguay, another group was getting ready for China’s first “Snow Polo” tournament which started yesterday. The Goldin Cup tournament is being held at Tianjin …