Riding the wave of victory with two 20-goal titles under their belts, the 2019 Herbie Pennell Cup and Joe Barry Cup champions Dutta Corp stepped boldly onto the field to challenge heavy-hitters Pilot for the Ylvisaker Cup Final at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. After being outscored by their opponents for the Butler Handicap trophy during Ylvisaker Cup bracket play, Dutta Corp would not make the same mistake twice and systematically shut down many of Pilot’s set plays to claim their third trophy of the season 11-7.
Contributing three field goals on the day, Dutta Corp’s Lucas Diaz Alberdi was named Most Valuable Player. “With Facundo running Pilot’s organization we could not make any mistakes,” Diaz Alberdi said of the final. “The last game we played against them we missed two 40-yard penalties and a couple of goals, but today we were watching them and going to Pieres and Lucas James in every play. I think we had an amazing game.”
Earning Best Playing Pony honors earlier in the season in the Joe Barry Cup Final, Gringo Colombres’ Coquito once again received the honor of Best Playing Pony. Owned and ridden by Colombres in the second, fourth and half of the sixth chukkers, Coquito is a 10-year-old bay gelding from the Tomlinson breeding operation in England, sired by Vasco Mambo.
Credit:United States Polo Association
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