Nacho Figueras’ Team La Jolla Polo Wins Polo Match at Woodford Reserve Polo Classic in support of the International Testicular Cancer Foundation

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The San Diego Polo Club welcomed Nacho Figueras and Hilaro Figueras during his first-ever visit to the San Diego Polo Club at the fourth annual Woodford Reserve Classic, which took place on Sunday, June 28. The charity polo match benefited International Testicular Cancer Foundation, a charity that raises awareness about testicular cancer in younger generations. ITCF was created in memory of a young man that lost his battle to testicular cancer at a young age.

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Nacho Figueras and his son Hilario Figueras assisted in winning the game for La Jolla Polo Team, which celebrated their victory in front of a large crowd alongside Reuben Katz, Shannon John Johnson, and Ellen Greenhill. The team fought against Team ITCF, which featured Vice President of the San Diego Polo Club, Nour-Dean Anakar, Stephan Goss, Nicole DeBurg and Team Captain, Diego Cossio. The two teams played each other in a short two chukker polo match.

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In partnership with the La Jolla Polo Team, Nacho Figueras and his son Hilario played an exhibition polo match in front of the San Diego Polo Club audience in order to raise awareness about the International Testicular Cancer Foundation.

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His wife Delfina Blaquier enjoyed the afternoon in the VIP tent with other guests, including the founder of UGG Brian Smith, Craig J. Venter Institute’s COO Nicole DeBurg, Zeeto Media’s CEO Stephan Goss, Reuben and Natasha Katz, Board Member of ITCF Shannon John Johnson, General Manager of BMW Encinitas Darrin Fetterolf, Regional Marketing Manager of Brown-Forman Ivan Toro and Woodford Reserve Marketing Manager Lisa Renard.

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The San Diego Polo Club invited guests to a Woodford Reserve’s Distiller’s Select Kentucky Bourbon and Doubled Oaked Bourbon pairing with sweet caramel and fresh apple slices.

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Woodford Reserve also served cocktails to VIP guests during the half-time divot stomp and presented the winning team with Woodford Reserve barrel head timepieces and bottles of bourbon.

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BMW of Encinitas led the ceremonial Parade of Teams in both matches with a fleet of luxury cars, including the new hybrid BMW I-8.

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The national anthem was sung by San Diego Opera’s Christen Horne and Jim Smallwood, founder of the International Testicular Cancer Foundation with Natasha and Bela Katz of La Jolla Polo Team, provided the ceremonial first ball throw in to start the game.

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Son of San Diego Polo Club’s founder, Willis Allen, displayed over a dozen antique Steerman biplanes on the grass, which took off over the large crowd after the matches.

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Third Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic to benefit Will Rogers State Park

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On Saturday afternoon, celebrities, VIPs and friends gathered at Will Rogers State Historic Park for the third-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles.  Remember the first one in 2010?.  Celebrating the sport of polo, the highly-anticipated event returned to the West Coast for a third year to continue to spread the excitement of polo.  Co-hosts Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Nacho Figueras, Delfina Blaquier (Nacho’s recently pregnant wife!), and Vanessa Kay, President of Veuve Clicquot US, welcomed Angelenos to Will Rogers State Historic Park for a beautiful day of polo, sun, and champagne.

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 Nacho Figueras, wife Delfina Blaquier and CEO Vueve Clicquot Jean-Marc LaCave.

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Kicking off the game, Ali Larter, threw out the ceremonial first toss and the match between team Black Watch and team Nespresso was underway.  

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Guests enjoyed the champagne fete with an Indian-inspired theme, celebrating the global influence of the sport of polo.  Sipping Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rose and Vintage Rose 1995, polo-goers soaked in the spectacular day with beats by DJ Ronnie and hit the dance floor when the Belly Twins took to the stage.  

Team Black Watch beat team Nespresso 10-9 in an exciting fast-paced match!  Scoring 5 goals, Nacho Figueras was awarded MVP by Rachel Zoe. 

 
Photos by John Sciulli/Getty Images.

Veuve Polo Classic in LA

The SDPC Team recently covered the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles at the Will Rogers State Historic Park.  Led by team capitans, Nacho Figueras (Ralph Lauren’s famous model and professional polo player) and Rico Mansur, the high-goal polo match was the first annual Polo Classic held in LA.


Everything white and gold to match Veuve’s Colors.

Buffet included in VIP Admission; seafood, roasted veggies, soup

Main Bar with Choice of Veuve Clicquot Champagne or non-alcoholic drinks

Public Admission

Selling Veuve and keepsakes.

Nacho Figueras, Ralph Lauren Polo Model, Handicap 6

20s & 30s Staff; also had dancers, candy cigarettes, fake mustaches

Black Watch claims victory over Veuve Clicquot.