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Orchard Hill Defeats Alegria 16-13 to Capture the USPA C.V. Whitney Cup
USPA Whitney Cup game replay available on-demand at www.chukker.tv
Orchard Hill, which was the runner-up in last year’s USPA C.V. Whitney Cup prevailed in this high-scoring championship match, leading 10-6 at the half. Alegria narrowed the lead to within two goals in both the fifth and sixth chukkers, but was unable to draw any closer, in large part due to the strong play of Orchard Hill’s Polito and Facundo Pieres.
Facundo Pieres, who led all scorers with 10 goals, was named Most Valuable Player and his horse, NutraSweet, was named Best Playing Pony.
The C.V. Whitney Cup is an elite polo tournament first held in 1979. It was named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt "Sonny" Whitney who, along with his cousin John Hay Whitney, is among the most important figures in the history of American polo. The son of Hall of Famer Harry Payne Whitney, C.V. won the US Open three times (twice against his brother) and was a renowned owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses.
Polo fans can watch replays of the final, semi-final and earlier round USPA C.V. Whitney Cup matches on demand at www.Chukker.TV.
About the United States Polo Association ®
Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo in North America and is the second oldest sport governing body in the United States preceded only by the United States Tennis Association. With nearly 300 member clubs and 40 national tournaments, the USPA governs polo handicaps, tournament rules and safety regulations, to ensure the welfare and being of both pony and player. Funded by sales from the officially licensed consumer brand, U.S. Polo Assn., the USPA purposefully re-invests revenue by underwriting numerous development programs to expand and sustain the sport of polo. For more information please visit www.uspolo.org.