Horse and pony - site index.Horse chat message boards.Horse breeds, types and breeding gallery.Search for horse information on Equiworld.Horse information and equestrian news horse and pony magazine.Horse web links.  

Crab Orchard, Brigadoon Register Wins In Hall Of Fame
Polo Tuesday At International Polo Club Palm Beach

WELLINGTON, Florida – Eight-goaler Lucas Monteverde scored on a 10-yard forehand with 1:35 remaining to lift ERG over Crab Orchard 11-10 in a 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup polo match Tuesday at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Both teams advance to this weekend’s quarterfinals with identical 2-1 records.

In other Hall of Fame Cup action, 10-goaler Adam Snow scored four of his team-high five goals in the fourth chukker to lead Brigadoon over Lechuza 8-5.

Crab Orchard’s Memo Gracida scored two goals in 32 seconds, the second on a 60-yard penalty shot, to tie the game at 10-10 with 2:40 left in the game. On the ensuing throw-in, Monteverde picked up a loose ball near midfield, dribbling to goal with Julio Gracida unsuccessfully trying to steal the ball.

Roberto Gonzalez led ERG with five goals, all in the first half while Pablo Spinacci added four goals. Monteverde finished with two goals, both in the final chukker while patron Scott Wood did not score.

Memo Gracida led Crab Orchard with six goals while his 16-year-old son, Julio, added one goal. Crab Orchard received three goals on handicap to begin the game. Gigi Aguero, who replaced Pablo MacDonough, and patron George Rawlings did not score. MacDonough suffered a hairline fracture of his left ankle on Saturday and is expected to miss at least another week.

Tiger Kneece added two goals for Brigadoon (1-2) while Brian Prichard scored one goal. Will Johnston, who subbed for patron Christine Cato, who has a knee injury, did not score.

Sebastian Merlos and patron Victor Vargas scored two goals each for Lechuza (1-2) while substitute Brad Blake added one goal. Blake filled in for Gaston Urturi in the fourth chukker. Tommy Biddle did not score.

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.

The 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

International 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 Florida’s 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.


Find out more, visit the links page or find answers on the message board.