Heart Throb Timmy Dutta is on top of the world tonight as he has three major championships under his belt, and a fantastic future in the sport of polo. The Dutta Corp team was all smiles when they won the Ylvisaker Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, Sunday on Field one. The team now adds this tournament win to the Joe Barry and Herbie Pennell tournaments.
Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Gringo Colombres and Kris Kampsen pulled together with Patron Timmy Dutta to outplay team Pilot even though Facundo Pieres showed his smooth moves up and down the field to keep the game amped up. The energy at times was dynamic with the control of Pilot’s tactics but Dutta Corp studied the tapes because they didn’t get fooled. When Lucas James tapped the ball with a fake knock from his mallet Pieres waiting behind took charge of the ball until Dutta Corp noticed the strategy and ran the play through the goal with grit and vinegar.
The two teams were competitively matched but Dutta Corp managed to reach the goal 11 to 7 to stamp the hopes of patron Curtis Pilot. Matias Gonzalez, Lucas James and Facundo Pieres pushed against the fallback but couldn’t keep the rhythm moving in their favor. Dutta Corp celebrated with a spray of champagne enjoying the excitement of the day. Alberdi was designated most valuable player, while Colombres’ Coquito maintained Best Playing Pony for the third time this season.
On Wednesday, February 13th the first game of the CV Whitney begins with an exciting showcase of the top polo players in the world. The Gauntlet of Polo will see sixteen teams come to the field in a competitive platform where prize money is awarded shifting the focus from a celebrity oriented sport to the athleticism of the players as they compete and show off their skills in this powerful and exciting equestrian sport.