Polo in Argentina: A History

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This work--the first of its kind in more than sixty years--covers polo in Argentina, from its beginnings in the 1870s to the summer of 2013. The history of the early pioneers is constructed with data not previously published, gathered from contemporary sources. International competitions are covered and include the Olympic Games, the Cup of the Americas and the World Championships. Particular attention is given to the major clubs, the Argentine and Hurlingham Open Championships, and the National Handicap Tournament. Several of the elite players merit individual or family mini-biographies. Myths in Argentine polo are also debunked, based upon careful analysis of contemporary sources. Travels abroad by Argentine teams are fully described as are the foreign teams that competed in Argentina. The work is enhanced by the author's personal observation of significant events and friendship with many of the participants.

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A polo player and surgeon, Horace A. Laffaye is on the board of directors of the Museum of Polo and is chairman of the Polo Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. His writings on the game include several books and many articles in magazines in America, Argentina and England. He divides his time between Connecticut and Florida.

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"The book's meticulously researched and deftly rendered history of the game in Argentina is further enhanced by the many photographs interspersed throughout its pages...will rank as a major contribution to the literature of the sport as well as the finest general history of polo in the pampas"--Polo Players Edition; "a well-written and detailed account...well illustrated with abundant photographic material...provides a much needed look at the famous clubs, essential associations, and historic polo figures that have contributed to Argentina's important polo tradition...well-written, well-organized, and well-researched...important and fascinating material"--Journal of Sport History.

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