Polito Pieres in Deauville
Piaget Ambassador Polito Pieres plays on the pitches of Deauville Polo Club
In recent months Piaget Ambassador Polito Pieres has been focusing on his European based polo, playing for patron Edouard Carmignac in his high goal team Talandracas. In recent months Piaget Ambassador Polito Pieres has been focusing on his European based polo, playing for patron Edouard Carmignac in his high goal team Talandracas. In England, nine-goal Polito and his teammates reached the semi-finals of the Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club, losing by a goal to King Power Foxes, in which his cousins Facundo and Gonzalito Pieres (also Piaget Ambassadors) were playing, and who went on to win the tournament. Polito continued his English high goal season with Talandracas in the Gold Cup at Cowdray.
After England, Polito headed to Deauville Polo Club, with Talandracas alongside Edouard Carmignac (0), his son Hugues (1) and Santiago Gaztambide (6) in the 16 goal Gold Cup (12th – 30th August). Despite rain halting play, all matches were eventually played with Talandracas losing only one match, against the defending champions Royal Barriere 10 v 6, going on to win 11 v 8.5 against La Esperanza, and also by 11 v 8.5 Equipe de France.
Following a penalty shoot-out between the four teams to determine places, heading into Sunday’s subsidiary final - the Silver Cup, Talandracas once again faced Equipe de France. With patron Edouard substituted by Lavinia Fabre, Polito Pieres headed up the team for what was a very close match. With a final score of Talandracas 8 v 7.5 Equipe de France – Polito’s team were announced the winners of the Deauville Polo Club Silver Cup, with La Esperanza winning the Gold Cup Final.
Polito now heads to Argentina to join cousins – Facundo, Gonzalito and Nico Pieres to play in the Piaget sponsored Ellerstina team in the Argentine Triple Crown.