Ayala Polo Team and La Indiana will play the final of the Santa Maria Polo Club Gold Cup
After two exciting semi-finals, Ayala Polo Team and La Indiana qualified for the final of the Santa Maria Polo High Goal Gold Cup, the most important trophy of the 46th International Polo Tournament. Ayala Polo Team defeated Dubai Polo Team by 8 goals to 7 and La Indiana did the same against Lechuza Caracas by 11 goals to 10. The tight victories by both teams clearly show how even the matches were.
In the first semifinal of the day, Ayala Polo Team suffered until the end to leave the last champion of the Gold Cup out of the way. And the second semifinal also had a great deal of excitement will Lechuza Caracas playing better in the first half and La Indiana, after a great comeback in the final three chukkers, achieving an exciting victory. Ayala Polo Team and La Indiana will be face to face for the Santa María Gold Cup next Sunday from 6 pm at Los Pinos field 3.
Facundo Pieres- Ayala Polo Team
“It was a very tight match, the score clearly shows how even it was. It was a long suffered match since the very beginning. Luckily we were able to make a difference in the last chukker and that was key for the final victory”.
Agustín Merlos- La Indiana
“We played very well, with a lot of heart, a perfect teamwork and the horses in great shape. We knew we had to be at 100% because Lechuza Caracas is a great team and hopefully we managed to do ti. Today we played as we always do, adding a lot of attitude, order and the horses responding in great shape”
Aerolíneas Argentinas Medium Goal Gold Cup
Equus and Royal Salute will play tomorrow the Aerolíneas Argentinas Medium Goal Gold Cup.
The vital match for the most important trophy of the season at this level will be held from 6 pm at Los Pinos field 4. From 4.30 pm, Golden Goose and Twenty 20 will play the subsidiary final at Los Pinos field 2.
Isolas 1892 Low Goal Gold Cup
The Isolas 1892 Gold Cup final will be held tomorrow from 12.15 at Los Pinos field 4 with La Clarita and Sapphire face to face. Prior to the grand finale, Sardañola and La Mangosta will play the subsidiary final at Los Pinos field 1 from 11 am.
In this 46th edition of the Tournament more than 21 teams are taking part of the competition, with a large number of elite players, including four of the top 10 players in world polo ranking: Facundo Pieres, who will play with Ayala Polo Team; Juan Martín Nero and Pablo Mac Donough, who will stand up for Brunei and Dubai Polo Teams, and the Uruguayan David Stirling. Besides polo matches, attendance, that´s free during almost all the season matches, has many leisure activities available: a varied gastronomy, Shopping Village, children's area, bars, After Polo night parties.