2016 C.V. Whitney Cup
When: February 26 - March 6, 2016
Handicap: 26-Goal
Teams Entered: 7
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Wellington Polo covers the USPA 26-goal Sentient Jet C.V. Whitney Polo Cup being played during the high-goal polo season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. The 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup is a single-elimination format and is the 1st of the three 26-goal tournaments, the highest rated polo tournaments played in North America. 7 teams are entered in this fast-paced tournament with Orchard Hill the 2015 defending champions.
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Sunday March 6, 2016: Orchard Hill (defending champions) defeated Audi Polo in the final and claimed their 2nd consecutive win in the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Polo Cup challenge.
The MVP was awarded to Julian de Lussareta.
Best Playing Pony honors went to "Norma" Owned by Steve Van Andel & played by Julian de Lussareta
. If you were watching the game, live-streaming or in person, you watched an incredible last minute comeback for Orchard Hill who stayed behind the whole game until the last chukker and keeping us all at the edge of our seats!
Be sure to visit our online galleries for the final Orchard Hill vs Audi & the Orchard Hill vs Valiente quarterfinal game !

March 6, 2016: What do you get when you have (3) 10-goal Pieres polo players on the field? An Exciting Game of course! Polito Pieres backs up cousin Facundo Pieres in control of the ball for Orchard Hill while Gonzalito Pieres, Facundo's brother, is on the defense for Audi in the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final played at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. Click above Photo to go directly to the gallery.

Julian de Luserretta taking the ball down the field for Orchard Hill in the C.V. Whitney Final.

A Talented Audi Polo team kept the lead until the last chukker in the C.V. Whitney Final.

Spectators enjoy an exciting high-goal polo final at International Polo Club Palm Beach

The Budweiser Clydesdales make a halftime appearance at the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Final

February 26, 2016 Orchard Hill dominates the field defeating a talented Valiente team 11-8 in the opening round & advances to the semifinals.

3pm Final of the
26-Goal CV Whitney Cup

Sunday March 6, 2016

Orchard Hill (Defending Champions)
defeated Audi 11-9

Photo by Alex Pacheco
MVP: Julian de Lussareta
BPP: "Norma" Owned by Steve Van Andel;
Played by Julian de Lussareta

Thursday March 3, 2016
Semifinal 2: Audi def. White Birch 9-8

Wednesday March 2, 2016
-Semifinal 1: Orchard Hill def. Lucchese

Final of the Les Armour Cup (Subsidiary)
-Valiente def. Coca-Cola 8-6

Saturday February 27, 2016
Game 3:
Audi defeated Coca Cola 9-7

Friday, February 26, 2016
Game 2:
White Birch defeated Valiente II 13-11

Photo by Alex Pacheco

Game 1:
Orchard Hill defeated Valiente 11-8

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Team Details

Audi (26)

Marc Ganzi 1
Gonzalo Pieres 9
Rodrigo Andrade 9
Freddie Mannix 7
Coca Cola (26)
Gillian Johnston 2
Sugar Erskine 7
Julio Arellano 8
Miguel Astrada 9
Lucchese (26)
John Muse A
Magoo Laprida 8
Nico Pieres 8
Sapo Caset 10
Orchard Hill (26)
Steve Van Andel A
Polito Pieres 10
Facundo Pieres 10
Julian De Lussareta 6

Valiente (26)
Bob Jornayvaz 2
Santi Torres 7
Santi Chavanne 7
Adolfo Cambiaso 10

Valiente II (24)
Rob Jornayvaz 1
Facundo Sola 8
Tomas Garcia del Rio 8
Diego Cavanagh 8

White Birch (26)
Ezequiel Ferrario 7
Hilario Ulloa 9
Mariano Aguerre 9
Peter Brant 1

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Map of International Polo Club Palm Beach

Defending Champions, Orchard Hill Polo Team

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