The sun shined brightly on Father’s Day at the San Diego Polo Club, and families of all ages celebrated this fantastic day with their loved ones. Son of our founding father, Willis Allen, flew in 8 antique biplanes and the Wavecrest Woodie Club drove out their prized automobiles for guests to enjoy. San Diego European brought out Aston Martin to lead the parade of teams with their 2013 Vantage Coupe.
From the east side of the polo field, the huge crowd enjoyed tailgating festivities along with picnic lunches in the foreground of the biplanes and Woodies.
On the west side of the field, VIP and Player’s Club guests were treated to Woodford Reserve Bourbon tastings and specialty cuisine from The Wild Thyme Company. Special that day was a steak sandwich with caramelized onions and creamy aoili spread.
But the main attractions of the day were the exciting polo matches. The 1:00pm match featured Sycamore-Monteverde versus Star Meadow-Adeptus. The match ended with a score of 11-8 with Star Meadow-Adeptus taking home the trophies. 3 goal professional polo player Ashton Wolf led his team in scoring with 5 goals and his teammate 5 goal professional Martin Ravina tallied up 4 of his own.
To celebrate Father’s Day, we asked father of Roberto Estudillo, Bobby Estudillo to throw in the first ball!
Our 3:00pm match between Hanalei Bay-San Judas and Twin Palms-San Fernando was a nail biter from start to finish. Hanalei Bay-San Judas began the match with a 2 goal handicap but Twin Palms/ San Fernando hit the field on all cylinders, scoring 3 unanswered goals in the first period to take the early lead. Things leveled out in the second period by offsetting goals from Hanalei Bay-San Judas’s 6 goaler Mariano Fassetta and Twin Palms-San Fernando’s 5 goaler Gaston Von Wernich.
Billy Steta, president of the Mexican Polo Federation was the high scorer of the match chalking up 5 goals, the last of which was the game winner.
Father’s Day Cup trophies were presented by Donald Wade, Operations Manager of Aston Martin and wife of the General Manager, Francesca Canales.
Local musicians and brother band, Ottopilot performed for our 7th Chukker After Party!
Posted in Sunday Polo, Tournament Recap
Tagged Ashton Wolf, Aston Martin, Chris Maloney, Diego Velarde, father's day, Gaston VonWernich, Guillermo Steta, Mariano Fassetta, Ottopilot, Roberto Estudillo, San Diego European, Woodford Reserve
It was another beautiful day in Rancho Santa Fe on June 17, Father’s Day. We flew in a dozen antique biplanes, which took off after the feature match. We also had an assortment of antique cars, from a 1931 Model A Deluxe Roadster, to a handful of Woodies. The Del Mar Cigar Club provided imported cigars, just for Dad.
We kicked off the day with a match at 1pm. Monteverde/H2 took the lead with 4 goals over Starmeadow/Southwind. In the third chukker, Starmeadow/Southwind put 4 points on the board to tie up the match. Points went back and forth in the next few chukkers, and by the 6th chukker, Monteverde/H2 won by 1 point.
Ellen Greenhill 0 Colton Bancroft -1
Mariano Gutierrez 5 Mike Kerley 3
Christopher Collins 2 Graham Bray 5
Ron Bonaguidi 0 Chris Collins 1
The Finals of the Father’s Day Cup was a tight one. Chris Maloney of Twin Palms/La Pasion scored the two of the first 3 goals against Hanalei Bay/Adeptus. But Hanalei Bay/Adeptus made a come back in the third chukker, taking the game into their lead 6 to 4. Krista Bonaguidi and Colleen Wilson scored the two last goals for Hanalei/Adeptus, securing the win over Twin Palms/La Pasion.
Twin Palms/La Pasion Hanalei Bay/Adeptus
Tracee Brunetti -1 Krista Bonaguidi -1
Chris Maloney 1 Joesph Stuart 4
Gaston VonWernich 5 Mariano Fassetta 6
Diego Cossio 4 Colleen Wilson 0
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Tagged Adeptus, California, Chris Maloney, Colleen Wilson, Diego Cossio, Equestrian Sports, father's day, Gaston VonWernich, H2, Hanalei Bay, Joseph S, Joseph Stuart, Krista Bonaguidi, La Pasion, Mariano Fassetta, polo, San Diego, Southwind, Sunday Polo, Tracee Brunetti, Twin Palms
Father’s Day saw beautiful weather and an exciting feature match to wrap up the Rancho Santa Fe Cup Finals presented by Lincoln. Tritech/Princeps in the blue jerseys held onto their 1-point lead over Hanalei Bay/San Fernando in the white jerseys to eek out a 10-to-9 win. The intense back and forth match saw highlights as Roberto Estudillo barely missed a goal in the 6th chukker, giving up the opportunity to tie up the score and take the game into overtime.
Chris Maloney (blue) and Roberto Estudillo powered down the field.
Dirk Wray, Ashton Wolf, Gaston VonWernich, Chris Maloney
Spectators and social members enjoyed ahi tacos and other treats from ChiliCo Catering and ambled across the field for the Korbel Champagne Divot Stomp.
Fans also visited the Lincoln technology display and took a chance to test drive the technologically advanced line of Lincoln vehicles including the MKX, MKZ Hybrid, MKT, and Navigator.
For more info, visit Witt Lincoln in San Diego.
The “Cigars & Cars” event of course included the Liberty Tobacco cigar lounge. For more photos of the event, visit our Facebook page.