WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – January 2022

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PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO

GRINGO COLOMBRES

Argentine polo player Raul “Gringo” Colombres is hard to miss in his bright red helmet. Rated as an 8-goaler, Colombres returned to high-goal play at IPC in 2019. He wasted no time making his presence known, leading Dutta Corp to a string of early season victories, including the Herbie Pennell Cup, the Joe Barry Memorial Cup and the Ylvisaker Cup — and along the way capturing consecutive MVP awards for himself. Colombres returned in 2020 to play on the Palm Beach Equine team with Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Gonzalo Ferrari and Scott Swerdlin, again winning the Joe Barry Memorial Cup. In 2021, Colombres was back in action with Palm Beach Equine, making it to the Ylvisaker Cup final before falling to Beverly Polo. When it came time for last year’s Gauntlet of Polo series, Colombres played on the Aspen/Dutta Corp team with Timmy Dutta, Lucas Diaz Alberdi and Stewart Armstrong. wellington the magazine | january 2022

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