Category archives for: Polo

Dog Iron Polo Days

Fast-paced polo action.

The Third Annual Union Bank Dog Iron Polo Cup and Champagne Brunch takes place this Sunday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m., at the Will Rogers Polo Club at Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Pacific Palisades. Celebrate the spirit of the guy who “never met a man I didn’t like” while contributing to a good […]

Goldenvoice to buy Eldorado Polo

Main stage on the grassy field of the Empire Polo Club.

Los Angeles-based concert promoter Goldenvoice has initiated purchase of the 200-acre Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, CA. The parcel is the site for the music company’s annual Coachella Music Festival, which kicked off April 13-15 and continues April 20-22. The company had been leasing the land from Eldorado Lake Farms,  a consortium of 19 player-owners […]

Black Watch Polo to L.A. Oct. 9


  Nacho Figueras’ Black Watch team will pound the chukkers at Will Rogers Park Oct. 9, when the second annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic touches down in Los Angeles. Last year marked the first time Veuve hosted its closing season game in Los Angeles, and the company proclaimed the event a huge success, as spectators […]

Lucchese wins Bombardier at SB Polo

The Lucchese polo team stands before the formidable Pacific Coast Open trophy.

Lucchese won an 11-9 victory over Piaget in the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open final on Sept. 4, but it wasn’t a gimme. Some victories are all the sweeter because of the struggle, and Piaget put up the fight of the season. “Piaget played fabulously, but it came down to the horses,” observed Ambassador Glen Holden […]

Lucchese to face Piaget in Pacific Open

Polo players Jason Crowder and Adolfo Cambiaso go head-to-head.

  After a very lively afternoon at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open semifinals are over and the teams that will face-off in the Sept.4 grand finale of SBP’s Centennial Season are set: defending champion Lucchese, led by John Muse, will face Melissa Ganzi’s Piaget team. Lucchese did not have […]

Polo: A Player’s View

Polo player Ameer Jumabhoy charges forward on his horse in an action-packed chukker.

It’s really early in the morning and a Jumabhoy family entourage—mom, sister and grandfather—are with me to catch a 9 a.m. flight. We are headed to a polo match. Although I live and study in Houston, Texas, my family is based in Singapore, and that’s where we’re departing, heading to Pahang, Malaysia, where my polo […]

His Cup Runneth Over


Prince William scored an impressive four goals, leading his team to a victory at the Foundation Polo Cup July 9 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. The match, a highlight of the royal visit to Southern California, saw the sporting sovereign knock back four pivotal goals, propelling his team to victory in the […]

Dog Iron polo days at Will Rogers


The Second Annual Dog Iron Polo Cup and Champagne Brunch, co-chaired by Diane Keaton and Dennis Quaid, will take place at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. The event ― which raises funds for the park’s restoration and rehabilitation― is scheduled for Sunday, August 14. The announcement was made through the Will […]

SB Polo WCT Qualifier a Hit


Goal-hungry gals from three continents descended on the polo fields of Santa Barbara June 23-26 for the Santa Barbara Polo Club’s Second Annual Ladies World Championship Tournament Qualifier, presented by Terry Ryken’s Sotheby’s in support of Girls Inc. The Estancia Ventarron and Empire Polo teams wound up battling it out for the top prize on […]

Match Made in Polo Heaven!

SB Polo welcomes Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

In Carpinteria, they’re rolling out the green carpet – 300 yards long!  – for Prince William and his bride, Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. The royal couple has put the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on the list of stops for their upcoming North American tour. On July 9, the Prince will grab a […]

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