Palermo Polo Grounds Could Be Converted To Affordable Housing

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If you thought last month’s news regarding the proposed nationalization of the La Rural Expo Center was unexpected, there’s a follow-up sure to jerk the reins of polo fans, players and corporate sponsors here in Buenos Aires. Cronista’s Carlos Arbi­a says the idea of nationalizing the Campo Argentino de Polo “has begun to emerge in government offices. The objective would …

The 118th Argentina Polo Open Final: Yet Another Superclasico in Palermo

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The battle for the final jewel in the Triple Crown of polo takes place this afternoon in Palermo, and history repeats itself at the 118th Argentina Polo Open Championship. The two favorites going in, La Dolfina and Ellerstina, both advanced to the final with convincing first and second round wins over the likes of Alegria, Chapa Uno and Pilara. In …

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 …

Chinese Chukkers: Argentina Polo Meets Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club

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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 …

La Martina: The Fantasy Camp for Polo Lovers in Buenos Aires

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With last Sunday’s final in Palermo, thecurtain fell on the 2010 Triple Crown, but the polo season lives year-round at one of the oldest and most beautiful estancias in Argentina. La Martina is only 30 miles from downtown Buenos Aires, but once you enter the gates of the sprawling 500-acre estancia, you feel as if you are entering another century. …