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Mon 23rd Sep 2019

55th Jockey Club Open Final

Ellerstina Pilot victorious

Eight teams competed in this year’s Jockey Club Open and on Saturday 21 September, Ellerstina Pilot faced La Dolfina Valiente in the Final on Number 1 Field at Palermo; interestingly, both teams were undefeated going into the Final. La Dolfina Valiente managed to secure an early advantage and by the second chukka held a 5-1 lead over the Pieres/Pilot combination. However, the Pieres brothers’ game grew and managed to limit the La Dolfina Valiente impact. By the fifth chukka, the scores were tied at 8-8 and again in the following chukka the scores were once again tied, this time at 9-9, as both teams struggled to gain and hold advantage. In the final chukka, Facundo Pieres stepped up and scored three consecutive goals to seal the win, 12-10, for Ellerstina Pilot, to the jubilation of their supporters.
After a brief speech by the President of The Jockey Club, Mr. Miguel Crotto Sojo, the mare Irenita Entenada, played by Pablo Mac Donough, was awarded by The Jockey Club The Best Playing Pony of the Final, being chosen the best of the Final. Meanwhile, the mare, Open Arca, played by Gonzalito Pieres, received The Cría Polo Argentino Best Playing Pony.
The 55th Jockey Club Open Final Teams:
Ellerstina Pilot (29): Curtis Pilot (0), Gonzalito Pieres (9), Nico Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)
LD Valiente (31): Bob Jornayvaz (1), David ‘Pelón’ Stirling (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10) & Juan Martín Nero (10)
Photograph: Ellerstina Pilot, winners of The 55th Jockey Club Open. Courtesy of Matias Callejo/AAP

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