Polo Rallies Past San Saba 12-11 In Overtime Saturday In C.V. Whitney
Cup At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Nine-goaler Pepe Heguy scored a team-high six goals,
including the game-winner on a 30-yard forehand 1:28 into overtime,
to lift Texas Polo over San Saba 12-11 in a first-round match of
the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Saturday
at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
goal capped a rally from an 11-8 deficit in the final 3:21 of the
Gaston Laulhe started the comeback, converting a pass from 9-goaler
Milo Araujo to make the score 11-9. Araujo scored on a 30-yard penalty
shot with 1:18 left, setting up Heguys heroics.
were four ties in the game, the last one on Heguys tap-in
with 34 seconds remaining in regulation. Heguy picked up a loose
ball near midfield, dribbled between two defenders and scored despite
the efforts of 9-goaler Agustin Merlos.
and Laulhe scored three goals each for Texas Polo (1-1). Patron
Michael Price did not score.
led San Saba (0-1) with six goals while Toto Collardin scored three
goals and Hector Galindo added one goal. Patron Tommy Lee Jones
did not score.
teams entered the tournament, which is a prelude to the Stanford
Financial Group 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship, the most
prestigious polo tournament in North America. The C.V. Whitney Cup
final is scheduled for Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. at the International
Polo Club Palm Beach stadium.
tournament is named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt Sonny
Whitney, who along with his brother John Hay Whitney, were important
polo patrons in the 1930's. The son of Hall of Fame patron Harry
Payne Whitney, C.V. won the U.S. Open three times (twice against
his brother), and was a renowned owner and breeder of thoroughbred
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 or advance tickets, 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.