Polo Rivals Go Head-to-Head
ARRANMORE POLO CLASSIC
OAK BROOK WIN 9-2 OVER ARRANMORE
OAK BROOK SETTLES THE SCORE TO RECLAIM
"BEST IN THE PRAIRIE SATE" TITLE!
AUGUST 31ST, 2017
Sunday’s 3rd Annual “Arranmore Polo Classic” featured competitive high goal polo between rival teams Arranmore and Oak Brook Polo. After six chukkers, Oak Brook prevailed with a 9-2 win.
The “Classic” is Arranmore’s signature tournament event where guests are treated with unique pre-match access to the club's barns and horses, along with premium field-side views of the action.
The Arranmore team was captained by John Greene (Hcap A) and included Delmer Walton (Hcap 3), Adrian Garcia (Hcap 3) and Lindor Novillo Corvalan (Hcap 4). Oak Brook was led by Jim Drury (Hcap A) and included Mariano Gutierrez (Hcap 4), Tomas “Toto” Obregon (Hcap 4), and Horacio Onetto (Hcap 4). Jack Murphy and Todd Rackley served as the two officiating umpires.
Arranmore Farm & Polo Club President, Shannon Greene Robb, between Oak Brook and Arranmore Polo Teams
Photo Credit: Time Stop Photography
Oak Brook’s Onetto received MVP honors and his mare, Vera, was awarded “Best Playing Pony” for the match.
“Excellent field conditions made for a spectacular and exciting match,” explains Greene.
Family-owned and operated by the Greene family since 1999, Arranmore is situated on 300 stunning acres of lush land. For the past eighteen years, it has played host to private polo matches with some of the top players from around the world. In 2015, Arranmore CEO Shannon Greene Robb was wanting to incorporate a ‘community feel,’ and began producing events open to the public such as festivals, unique concert experiences, specialty dinners, corporate events, private parties and of course… polo.
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For the fourth and final chukker India’s Singh got a couple of breakaway plays on the big grey he was riding, but was held at the 30yd line. Captain Vikram Singh Sodhi played a strong, steady, defensive game holding Oak Brook from his goal line. Obregon scored and the match ended 7-4 leaving Oak Brook as the keepers of the Butler Challenge Cup for 2017. Sarbalia received MVP honors and Best Playing Pony went to the mare, “Gloria” (owned and trained by Tomas Obregon).
Spectators at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club:
Photo Credit: Karl Knapp
A portion of Arranmore’s seasonal profits go to their non-profit, ArranmoreArts, which launched in 2006 and provides unique performances and artistic educational experiences for the youth in the community.
For more information on Arranmore’s events, please visitwww.arranmorepoloclub.com or call 630.884.8271.
Arranmore Polo Classic MVP:
Oak Brook Polo Team's, Horacio Onetto