Pony Express, Bendabout Register Wins In Hall Of Fame
Thursday At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Six-goaler Santiago Trotz scored his only goal of
the game on a five-yard forehand with 1:02 remaining to lift Pony
Express over White Birch 12-11 in a 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo
match Thursday at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Despite the
loss, White Birch finished first in Division I.
other Hall of Fame Cup action, Las Monjitas dominated the second
half en route to a 13-8 victory over Old Pueblo, clinching first
place in Division IV. Also, Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Miguel
Novillo Astrada combined for 10 goals to lead Bendabout over Texas
Polo 15-13 in the highest scoring game of the tournament. The win
clinched first place in Division III for Bendabout.
quarterfinals are Sunday with the matchups as follows: White Birch
vs. Catamount, Bendabout vs. Pony Express, ERG vs. Everglades and
Las Monjitas vs. Crab Orchard. The semifinals are scheduled for
Wednesday. Seventeen teams entered the tournament. The Hall of Fame
Cup final is Sunday, February 29 at 3 p.m. at the International
Polo Club Palm Beach stadium.
Express, which trailed 11-8 heading into the final chukker, tied
the game at 11-11 on patron Bob Daniels only goal on a breakaway
late in the sixth chukker. Sapo Caset led Pony Express (3-1) with
seven goals and Alex Agote added three goals.
Mariano Aguerre led White Birch (3-1) with eight goals while Del
Walton, Todd Offen and Carlucho Arellano added one goal each.
snapped a 5-5 halftime tie by outscoring Old Pueblo 6-2 in the fourth
and fifth chukkers to hold an 11-7 advantage heading into the final
chukker. Willie Hartnett added three goals and patron Camilo Bautista
did not score for Las Monjitas. Brandon Phillips led Old Pueblo
with four goals while Jeff Hall and Nicolas Roldan finished with
two goals apiece. Old Pueblo patron John Hall did not score.
patron Gillian Johnston scored four goals to complement the Astrada
brothers performance. The balanced scoring offset a nine-goal performance
by 6-goaler Francisco Lanusse. Pepe Heguy and Ruben Sola added two
goals each for Texas Polo while patron Michael Price did not score.
polo matches are open to the public. Tickets for the Sunday games
at the International Polo Club Palm Beach are available at the gate,
beginning at $10 each. For information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit
the club website at www.internationalpoloclub.com.
Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington.
From I-95, take the Forest Hill Boulevard exit and go west approximately
12 miles. Turn left onto South Shore Boulevard and go two miles.
Turn left onto Pierson Road, travel about one mile and then make
a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club is on the right. From
Floridas Turnpike, take Exit 93 (Lake Worth Road) and go west
about six miles. Make a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club
is on the left.