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Ylvisaker Cup

Final

Tonkawa

7

Pilot

16

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19

Ylvisaker Cup

Final

Dutta Corp

14

SD Farms

6

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20

Ylvisaker Cup

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12:00 PM ET

Iconica

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Patagones

0

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Jan

20

Ylvisaker Cup

LIVESTREAMED
3:00 PM ET

Coca-Cola

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La Indiana

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Gauntlet of Polo

New tournament series beginning in 2019 presented by the United States Polo Association, USPA Global Licensing and the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Tickets for GAUNTLET OF POLO™ are available for purchase. 

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The Sport's Ultimate Test

Introducing Gauntlet of Polo

Debuting during the 2019 high-goal season, GAUNTLET OF POLO™ is survival of the fittest as the world’s preeminent teams, most skilled athletes and finest polo horses compete from February to April in pursuit of the three most prestigious titles in North America: the C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup® and the coveted U.S. Open Polo Championship®. Receiving $125,000 per tournament win for the C.V. Whitney Cup and USPA Gold Cup® and $250,000 for the U.S. Open Polo Championship®, any team who consecutively sweeps all three trophies will receive a $500,000 bonus totaling $1 million in prize money and earn their place in history as the inaugural GAUNTLET Champion.

Representing the toughest test in American polo history, this new series is designed to elevate the sport of polo through increased team participation and attendance, enhanced fan experience and new sponsorship opportunities. The USPA Polo Network will livestream all three tournaments and the final of the U.S. Open Polo Championship® will be aired on CBS Sports on April 28 at 2:00pm ET.

“Vying for $1 million dollars in prize money over the course of three months, the strongest teams and most talented players in the game will arise, elevating both their preparation and horses for the chance to etch their names in American polo history as the Gauntlet Champion.” – Robert Puetz, CEO of the USPA

GAUNTLET OF POLO™

The Teams

Aspen (22)
Tomas Schwencke (2)
Stewart Armstrong (3)
Lucas James (7)
Polito Pieres (10)
Cessna Polo Team (21)
Chip Campbell (2)
Felipe Marquez (6)
Felipe Viana (6)
"Gallego" Martinez Ferrario (7)
Coca-Cola (22)
Gillian Johnston (2)
Wesley Finlayson (4)
Julian de Lusarreta (8)
Nacho Novillo Astrada (8)
The Daily Racing Form (22)
Geronimo Obregon (4)
Jared Zenni (6)
Santiago Cernadas (6)
Agustin Obregon (6)
Equuleus (22)
Joe DiMenna (0)
Mariano Gonzalez (7)
Inaki Laprida (7)
Magoo Laprida (8)
Iconica (22)
Maureen Brennan (1)
Peke Gonzalez (5)
Matias Magrini (7)
Sebastian Merlos (9)
La Indiana (22)
Michael Bickford (2)
Facundo Obregon (6)
Jeff Hall (7)
Tomas Garcia del Rio (7)
Las Monjitas (22)
Camilo Bautista (0)
Matt Coppola (4)
Francisco Elizalde (8)
Hilario Ulloa (10)
Park Place (22)
Andrey Borodin (0)
Tommy Collingwood (5)
Juan Britos (8)
Nico Pieres (9)
Pilot (22)
Curtis Pilot (0)
Matias Gonzalez (3)
Gonzalito Pieres (9)
Facundo Pieres (10)
Postage Stamp Farm (22)
Annabelle Gundlach (0)
Joaquin Panelo (6)
Lerin Zubiaurre (8)
Mariano Aguerre (8)
Santa Clara (22)
Nico Escobar (3)
Luis Escobar (5)
Mariano Obregon, Jr. (6)
Ignacio "Cubi" Toccalino (8)
SD Farms (22)
Sayyu Dantata (2)
Jesse Bray (6)
Peco Polledo (6)
Juan "Tito" Ruiz Guinazu (8)
Stable Door Polo (21)
Henry Porter (3)
Santino Magrini (4)
Victorino Ruiz (6)
Santiago Toccalino (8)
Tonkawa (22)
Jeff Hildebrand (0)
Sterling Giannico (4)
Agustin Merlos (8)
Sapo Caset (10)
Old Hickory Bourbon (21)
Will Johnston (2)
Stevie Orthwein (4)
Jason Crowder (6)
Miguel Novillo Astrada (9)
CV Whitney Trophy

C.V. Whitney Cup

February 13 - 24, 2019

Prize Money $125,000

USPA Gold Cup Trophy

USPA Gold Cup®

February 24 - March 24, 2019

Prize Money $125,000

US Open Trophy

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

March 27 - April 21, 2019

Prize Money $250,000

Why call it "GAUNTLET OF POLO™"?

"GAUNTLET" comes from the phrase “throw down the gauntlet” which is a physical action to issue a formal challenge. The GAUNTLET brings the passion and drive of polo to the foreground, testing the players’ mental and physical acumen as they compete in the most challenging and valuable polo tournaments in the continental United States. 

“The idea of GAUNTLET OF POLO is to create something new and different that will draw attention to the tournament series and emphasize the difficulty of a team winning the sport’s ultimate test – three tournaments, but only one champion,” said David Cummings, chairman of USPAGL. “As the first event held in partnership between the USPA, IPC and USPAGL, GAUNTLET OF POLO will elevate not only the spectator experience but will display the raw power and refined athleticism of the players and their horses. And we are proud to have the field name home of U.S. Polo Assn., the official licensed brand for the USPA.”

The Venue

International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players, including Facundo Pieres, Sapo Caset, Hilario Ulloa, Polito Pieres, Nico Pieres and Jeff Hall. Sunday matches at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field are ticketed but all other games are free and open to the public. 

International Polo Club Palm Beach
3667 120th Avenue S
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
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