RM SOTHEBY’S Fort Lauderdale tops 16 million

RM Sotheby’s 19th annual Fort Lauderdale auction saw strong interest in a range of marques, with $16,974,523 in total sales. The most expensive car of the auction was a 2005 Ford GT owned from new by Kid Rock. The car has now found its second owner as it sold for $638,000. The desirable four-option example wearing Mark IV Red with full stripes turned heads and went to its new owner with a Ford GT poster signed by legendary designer Camilo Pardo, as well as a guitar autographed by Kid Rock…

BMW X7 presents itself with giant radiator grille after facelift

At the halfway point of the model cycle, the new BMW X7 presents itself with a significantly revised front end. Immediately noticeable is the radiator grille, which has been significantly enlarged compared to the previous version, and the extremely narrow and elongated daytime running lights give BMW’s SUS flagship an almost martial appearance. The complete front apron, which completes the striking face of the luxury SUV, is also completely new. The 13.2-inch instrument panel and the 14.9-inch touchscreen, which contains the latest generation of the BMW Infortainment System IDrive, dominate…

1st World Polo Ladies Championship – Argentine Ladies write polo history

Palermo experienced a historic polo day: In front of around 6,000 spectators, the team Argentina with the players Agustina Imaz, Azucena Uranga, Catalina Lavinia and Paulina Vasquetto defeated the team from the USA (Lilian Lequerica, Audry Persano, Jenna Davis, Erica Gandomcar) superiorly with 6:2 goals, and thus secured the title at the inaugural Women’s World Championship. The first World Polo Ladies Championship under the patron of the FIP was a milestone in the history of polo. Teams from Argentina, Brazil, USA, England, Ireland and Italy flighted for the trophy. The…

Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad/ Switzerland 18. – 21. August

The Hublot Polo Gold Cup has been the summer polo highlight in Switzerland for many years. For two years, the top event did not take place due to the Corona measures. But this year, the only summer high goal polo tournament in Switzerland is sure to be a crowd puller again. Four teams will compete for the coveted Sieger Trophy from 18 to 21 August. The title sponsor Hublot’s team will be led by the American Marco Maximilian Elser, who lives in Italy. Captaining Team Palace Gstaad is Swiss Cedric…

PILOT SOAR win the USPA GOLD CUP

An electric and eager crowd of spectators filled International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, to witness the thrilling conclusion of the USPA Gold Cup® between Pilot (Curtis Pilot, Mackenzie Weisz, Matias Torres Zavaleta, Facundo Pieres) and Park Place (Josh Hyde, Juan Britos, Hilario Ulloa, Cody Ellis) on Sunday, March 27. Eager to capture their first trophy of the season and defeat the 2022 C.V. Whitney Cup champions, Pilot’s 10-goaler Pieres elevated his play as a leader and offensive powerhouse, accounting for all of Pilot’s offensive contributions in the…

CK Shack’s resilience rewarded with the first Ylvisaker Cup

Capping off a spectacular 18-goal season at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, the team La Fe (Lucas Escobar, Robi Bilbao, Francisco Elizalde, Louis Devaleix, sub. Nico Diaz Alberdi) and team CK Shack (Kristos “Keko” Magrini, Santino Magrini, Joaquin Panelo, sub. Bautista Panelo) faced-off on the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field to battle for the coveted Ylvisaker Cup. Although the competitive final ultimately came down to the final seconds of play, CK Shack’s advantage from the penalty line made the difference and enabled them to hang on to…

St. Moritz – Azerbaijan Land of Fire winning the tournament trophy!

Team Azerbaijan with the players Elchin Jamalli (AZE/handicap +2), Adrian Laplacette jr. (ARG/6), Raul Lapalcette (ARG/6) and Tito Gaudenzi (SUI/USA/+2) has won the final of the ST. Moritz Snow Polo World Cup against team Clinique La Prairie (Dillon Bacon(USA/+2), Aristide Faggionato (ITA/+2), Max Charlton (GBR/6). Robert Strom (FRA/6). Once again Reto Gaudenzi and his amazing team St Moritz have organized a world class event. The next POLO&LUXURY Coffee Table Book will publish an big report about the best snow polo event worldwide. POLO&LUXURY is proud to be a media partner…

Sandro Botticelli’s “The Man of Sorrows” sold for $45.4 million

With combined results surpassing the $100 million mark — fueled by a riveting competition for a rare Botticelli, an ancient Egyptian sculpture, and masterworks by several luminary women painters — the eight Sotheby’s auctions comprising Masters Week 2022 signal healthy signs for the art market at the start of the year. Sandro Botticelli’s Man of Sorrows realized $45.4 million in an unexpected three-way bidding war. Previously believed to be produced by the artist’s students, in 2009 the Städel Museum in Frankfurt reattributed it to Botticelli, in part due to technical…

Mona Foma x EPØKHE present The Mush Room

In the midst of Mona Foma 2022, Mona’s high-summer festival of music and art, The Mush Room delivers a shroom-centric experience to activate the Mona Foma x EPØKHE sunglasses collaboration. Housed in a geodesic dome within Hobart’s Goods Shed, The Mush Room hosts a terrarium alive with growing mushrooms. The fungi respond to light and sound, creating electrical impulses to communicate with each other. Bio-electrical sensors are delicately attached to the mushrooms and their mycelium network, capturing their signals and translating them into a live ecological soundscape projected within the…

U.S. Polo Assn. expands annual collegiate partnership program

U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), will once again outfit competitive collegiate polo players through its nationwide Collegiate Partnership Program (CPP) for the 2022 Collegiate Polo Season. A total of 30 colleges have signed up to participate, representing a record 48 collegiate teams with 28 women’s teams and 20 men’s teams. The teams span from east coast to west coast and include small private and large public institutions as well as Ivy League and HBCU universities. New schools joining the program this year…

Team Bodvar Rose triumphed in the 19th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbühel

The French team Bodvar Rose won the Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel for the first time. Due to the current Corona requirements, the tournament took place in a smaller edition this year. Nonetheless, three days of first-class sport with fast-paced polo matches were once again offered in Kitzbühel. The organizers managed to hold a successful top event in a very short time and in compliance with the various pandemic-related requirements and measures – for example, only 250 spectators were allowed per day. During the tournament weekend, six teams with players…

Third triumph for La Dolfina BP

On field 2 of the Campo Argentino de Polo, the team of Carina “Nina” Clarkin, Milagros Fernández Araujo, Mía Cambiaso and Candelaria Fernández Araujo defeated the team El Overo Z7 UAE and won the Women’s Open presented by Cremas Caviahue for the third time. Great game for the champion girls, who managed the game from the initial throw-in, led by Nina Clarkin, who played a huge game. In addition, Cande Fernández Araujo defended her wickers with great solvency, making the comeback that the El Overo girls tried to make impossible.…