Polo Lovers Riding Out the Global Recession in Argentina

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In yesterday’s post, we learned why one global investor believes Argentina offers some of the best real estate values in South America. Today, the Financial Times’ Oliver Balch explains why the uber-rich, especially those with a passion for polo, are riding out the recession in Argentina. (Full article) INVESTBA readers know October to December is polo prime time in Argentina, but …

In November, Equine Sport & Celebrations Abound In Buenos Aires

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While November always means the Breeder’s Cup for horse racing fanatics stateside, Buenos Aires holds its own this time of year with a variety of events for equine enthusiasts. The Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo is the focal point of many of these events including the Argentine Derby which was contested on Saturday. (YouTube video) According to Clari­n, the Hipodromo is …

The Man Behind Ralph Lauren’s Black Label

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While most boys grow up wearing polo shirts, others grow up to be fashion icons. Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Buenos Aires. He started riding horses and learned to play polo at a very young age. In 2000, he met Ralph Lauren who would eventually make Nacho the face of his …