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Wed 17th Dec 2014

Cambiaso receives Olimpia de Oro

10 goaler crowned Sportsman of the Year in Argentina

The world’s leading polo player, Adolfo Cambiaso has added to his list of 2014 achievements by winning The Olimpia de Oro, an accolade awarded to the most successful and important sportsman of the year by the Sports Journalists Association. The Olimpia Awards, now in their 60th year, were hosted in La Rural Palermo, Argentina and attracted athletes from many disciplines including football, skiing and golf.
Following his second consecutive win of The Triple Crown with his La Dolfina teammates, not only has Adolfo been recognised by the polo community, but also the sporting world at large. Just as La Dolfina have raced into the history books this season by equaling the Coronel Suarez team’s Triple Crown victory in 1974 and ’75, Cambiaso has drawn another comparison with that historic team. The last time a polo player won the highest award at the Olimpia ceremony was in 1976 and was presented to Juan Carlos Harriot – a member of the Coronal Suarez team. 
Photograph: Adolfo Cambiaso, winner of The Olimpia de Oro award, features on the front cover of our November/ December issue of Polo Times. By Eduardo Grunberg/ www.imagesofpolo.com

Wed 17th Dec 2014

Polito Pieres awarded 10 goal handicap

Argentine Polo Association releases handicap changes

Following the end of the Triple Crown season, the Argentine Polo Association have published the 2014 handicap changes to AAP registered players. Former Alegria team member, Polito Pieres, who recently announced his 2015 plans to play with his cousins for Ellerstina, has been awarded the ultimate 10 goal handicap. When he joins Facundo, Gonzalito and Nico in their attempt to capture the 2015 Triple Crown season, the Ellerstina line-up will total 39 goals. 
Other changes, saw the Chapaleufu team go up by three goals with Eduardo and Ignacio Heguy moving from 8 to 9, and Alberto Heguy’s handicap raised from 7 to 8. Alfredo Cappella Babrabucci – who replaced an injured Fred Mannix on the Alegria team – has seen his handicap raised to 8, alongside Santiago Toccalino. Clemente Zavaleta, was raised to 7 goals. 
Lolo Castagnola went down from 9 to 8, whilst Milo Fernandez Araujo, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Lucas James, Jaime Huidobro and Matias Magrini will all now play off a 7 goal handicap. Tomas Fernandez Llorente, Martin Garrahan, Federico Von Wernich and Mark Tomlinson have had their handicaps lowered from 7 goals to 6. 
The women’s handicap results were also released with Lia Salvo going from 8 to 9. For a full list of handicap changes, click here
Photograph: Polito Pieres has been awarded a 10 goal handicap in Argentina. By Tony Ramirez/ www.imagesofpolo.com

Mon 15th Dec 2014

HPA announce mid-season arena handicaps

Following today's meeting, revised handicaps will be effective from Tuesday 16 December

The Hurlingham Polo Association have announced the mid-season arena handicap changes to the following players:
Sebastian Dawnay: (8) to 8
Chris Crawford: (5) to 5
Gavin Turner: 4 to (4)
Spencer McCarthy: (3) to 3
Saskia Meadows: NR to (1)
Samuel Tay: (1) to 1
Nicholas Male: 1 to 0
Hannah Parry-Jones: 1 to 0
Charles Cooney: (0) to 1
Francesca Smith: (0) to 0
Luci Surridge: 0 to 1
Carla Burt: (-1) to -1
Tom Gordon-Colebrooke: (-1) to 0
Carl-Henrik Heimdal: (-1) to -1
Caroline Keeling: (-1) to -1
Katherine Manderfield: (-1) to -1
James Mann: -1 to 0

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Mon 15th Dec 2014
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Mon 15th Dec 2014
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Fri 12th Dec 2014
La Irenita win the Copa Camara de Diputados
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Fri 12th Dec 2014
University polo is on the up this winter
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Thu 11th Dec 2014
Ladies take to the fields at La Aguada
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Wed 10th Dec 2014
French Arena Polo Tour kicks off
The Salon du Cheval plays host at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte

Mon 8th Dec 2014
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Mon 8th Dec 2014
The Maharani Cup mixed tournament Finals
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Mon 8th Dec 2014
La Dolfina has done it again
La Dolfina make history as champions of the Triple Crown

Mon 8th Dec 2014
Guards La Aguada Polo Cup ends in a draw
Four teams from Guards compete in the second UK Club series in Argentina

Fri 5th Dec 2014
Las Monjitas win at La Aguada, Argentina
Camilo Bautista’s team win The XI Copa Julio Novillo Astrada Jaeger-LeCoultre

Wed 3rd Dec 2014
Finalists decided for 121st HSBC Argentine Open Final
Ellerstina and La Dolfina in place for the final contest for The Triple Crown

Tue 2nd Dec 2014
Grand Champions Polo Club plays host to Mexico and the 20 goal North America Cup
A busy weekend for the Florida Polo Club as the USA team won against Mexico

Mon 1st Dec 2014
Latest news from the HPA
HPA pony passport updates, an England team to travel to New Zealand the Council Meeting minutes are now online

Mon 1st Dec 2014
An all British team to head to Megève in January
Megève Snow Polo Masters teams and schedule is announced

Mon 1st Dec 2014
IX La Aguada Selection Horse Sale in Argentina
Argentine polo pony breeding is still at the front of the game

Mon 1st Dec 2014
The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club high goal season is underway
Black Eagles win the Paul Castle High Goal Challenge and the draw is released for the HPA National Club Championships

Sun 30th Nov 2014
La Dolfina one step closer to securing their second consecutive Triple Crown
The Canuelas-based team maintain their unbeaten record

Wed 26th Nov 2014
20 Teams compete in Copa Camara de Diputados
The 30 goal tournament remains one of the most popular in Argentina

Tue 25th Nov 2014
Last league games played for Argentine Open
La Dolfina and La Aguada through to next weekend’s Semi Finals

Mon 24th Nov 2014
Rain interrupts Saturday’s action at Palermo but Sunday’s games go ahead
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