Hall of Famer Memo Gracida, one of polo’s all-time greats, heads the line-up for the Carlos Gracida Legends of Polo Memorial on Saturday, 28th November 2015 at Grand Champions Polo Club.
The opening game of a polo doubleheader honours the legacy of his brother, Carlos Gracida, another one of the sport’s greats, who died tragically in February, 2014 at age 53.
Polo has been a Gracida family tradition for decades. It’s only fitting several family members will join Memo Gracida in honouring his brother including Memo’s son Julio and Carlos’ sons Carlitos and Mariano Gracida, along with other family members Alejandro Gonzalez and Weston Gracida. Memo and Carlos Gracida, both former 10-goalers, played together on seven winning U.S. Open teams and several other tournaments around the world.
The Legends game starts at 1 p.m. followed by the USPA International Cup featuring Team USA against South Africa at 3 p.m. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
The U.S. team is led by Nic Roldan and Julio Arellano, the nation’s top-rated players at eight goals, 7-goaler Jeff Hall and top amateur Marc Ganzi in the 24-goal championship game. The South Africa roster is Selby Williamson, 5, Chris MacKenzie, 6, Gareth Evans, 6, and team captain Tom de Bruin, 7.
It is the fourth time Grand Champions Polo Club is hosting a major international men’s game in its nine-year history. Since 2012, the U.S. has beaten England, Chile and Mexico in USPA International Cup play.
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