The USPA Gold Cup is the second phase of The Gauntlet of Polo and is well underway at International Polo Club Palm Beach. There was just one match played over the weekend, with Old Hickory Bourbon vs SD Farms on Sunday 13 March, SD Farms had a whole roster of line-up changes, with Gerónimo Obregón replacing Lucas Escobar, Felipe Vercellino substituting for César Polledo and Ignacio Novillo Astrada replacing Pelón Stirling. Both teams were evenly matched and fought hard throughout, reflected in the 8-8 score at the start of the sixth chukka, but Old Hickory Bourbon pulled it out of the bag and secured themselves a narrow, 11-10 win in the last chukka. Old Hickory Bourbon’s Steve Orthwein was named Most Valuable Player and Fiestera, played by Vercellino, was the Best Playing Pony.
The USPA Gold Cup resumes today with two matches, La Indiana vs Coca Cola and Dutta Corp/Show + vs CK Shack
Photograph: SD Farms faced Old Hickory Bourbon on Sunday. By ©Global Polo Entertainment