Monday, June 28, 2010

Veuve Clicquot Classic - Go Polo!

Forgetting about the World (snore) Cup action in South Africa
Heather Clawson over at Habitually Chic blogged last week about this new book Polo: The Nomadic Tribe
and last weekends Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic starring Prince Harry and polo superstar and face of Ralph Lauren Black, Nacho Figueras.

Harry had a little tumble, ouch
but Nacho was a suave as ever... and Black Watch won the match...of course.
More on polo out in blogland
The Trad has been weighing in on the the lack of spectator chic at Palm Beach Polo compared to how the polo crowd dressed for the games back in the 1980s.
Having seen these photos of the 2009 Westchester Cup  I can report that there are still plenty of well turned out fans at Palm Beach.
But no matter how the fans dress, the game is still the most elegant professional sport out there even if the life is nomadic....and it is. 
And it's not all champagne and caviar because you don't get to be a top American polo player like this talented horseman and to play on the team that won the Triple Crown of Polo without years of hard work and training.  Yes, the Argentine players like Nacho add the sexiness and excitement, but the American players like Julio add the goals.
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North West London Girl said...

Goodness Nacho is absolutely gorgeous, I think I could become a firm follower of Polo...Harry is a tough lad, a fall won't do him any harm!! It's been a while and now I'm back hope all's well x

metscan said...

Nacho is ..good looking. Thanks for the links. Polo is quite rare here. The climate is partly to blame, and we don´t have a polo tradition. Too bad.

teawithonesugarplease said...

Oh my Nacho really has come to bed eyes! LOL

Laguna Beach Trad said...

Stop. Any chap named 'Nacho' could not possibly be sexy in any way shape or form.

'Snore'? There is a reason futbol is called 'the beautiful game,' but I will agree that polo, of which I used to be a devotee, is quite elegant in its own way, primarily due I think to the movement of the horses (graceful beasts).

For a superb book on polo with plenty of photographs, I would recommend Polo by Susan Barrantes, a well-fingered copy of which sits on my Peruvian wood tea table as I write this.

Kimmy said...

I concur, the game of polo is a time honored tradition and thank God there are still those who understand completely one must still dress for the auspicious occasion.
Another fine article Belle de Ville, well done!

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