WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – January 2022

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PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO

DIEGO CAVANAGH

Argentine 9-goaler Diego Cavanagh is ranked as one of the top players in the sport today. Polo fans may remember him from his amazing 2017 season at the International Polo Club as part of the Valiente team. Along with Adolfo Cambiaso, Matias Torres Zavaleta and Bob Jornayvaz, Cavanagh captured the three top tournaments, winning the C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup and the U.S. Open Polo Championship — including making the overtime goal that ended the season, giving Valiente a 13-12 victory in the U.S. Open final. Cavanagh has played on top teams at tournaments around the world. In 2020, he won the British Open with Next Generation and the Founders Cup with Scone. In 2021, he made it to the Tortugas Open final with La Dolfina and won the Harrison Cup with Green Gates. He played on the Coca-Cola team during the 2021 Gauntlet of Polo series here in Wellington. wellington the magazine | january 2022

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