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Del Mar Beach Polo This Weekend 2016 | The Daily Truffle LA

Del Mar Beach Polo This Weekend 2016


Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado

Polo America has partnered with historic Hotel del Coronado to present Beach Polo. On Sept. 3 and 4, 12 polo players and more than 50 horses will take to the beach for the very first time on the West Coast. Coronado has a long history of beach polo, dating to the early 1900s. The famous Spreckels Cup was first played in Coronado in 1909 and was billed as the Polo Challenge. Times definitely have changed, but the polo action has not. It is still exhilarating to watch polo players and horses traveling in excess of 35 mph attempting to score a goal.

The spectacle of polo, the historic Hotel del Coronado and the magnificent view of the ocean make the perfect backdrop for a memorable weekend. Attendees will be treated to two polo games each day, a meet-and-greet wine reception with players, a gourmet lunch provided by Hotel del Coronado, a fashion show by Grayse, a hat contest and much more. On Sept. 4, festivities will have an Argentinian flair. Guests will be treated  to a Tapas dinner featuring 15 different tastes and learn to dance the Tango with polo players.

The VIP tent, an expansive 10,000 square feet, consists of three terraces. The first of them, Millionaire’s Row consists of 15 lounges decorated with leather couches and chairs. Food and cocktail services is available through The Del. The second terrace provides formal dining for 400 people. Lunch is provided through Hotel del Coronado. The third terrace, Polo Village, features our prestigious sponsor boutiques from Hotel del Coronado, Ermenegildo Zegna, Grayse, Porsche of San Diego, Silver Seas Yachts, Polo America, Coronado Tourism Improvement District, Hoffman International Properties, Joseph Gott Fine Jewelry and more.

VIP Treatment

  • The VIP tent will measure 50 foot x 200 foot and feature three terraces. The first terrace, Millionaire’s Row (12 foot x 200 foot), will consist of 15 corporate entertainment lounges adorned with white leather couches and chairs.
  • The second terrace (20 foot x 200 foot) will include elegant 60-inch round tables for the formal luncheon each day.
  • The third terrace (12 foot x 200 foot) will be available for corporate displays.

Polo Teams

Aspen Valley Polo Club — Grant Ganzi (1); Juanicito Bollini (3); and Agustin Merlos (9)

Hoffman International Properties — Riley Ganzi (0); Juan Bollini (7)  and Carlitos Gracida (5)

Flexjet — Melissa Ganzi (0); Lucas Lalor (6); and Julio Novillo Astrada (7)

Porsche San Diego  — Bash Kazi (10); Tito Gaudenzi (3); and Jason Crowder (7)


September 3

8 a.m. — Polo Lessons Provided by California Polo Club

8:30 a.m. — Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally

11:30 a.m. — Gates Open/Wine Reception

Noon — Polo Game

12:30 p.m. — Clam Bake Luncheon

1:30 p.m. — Grayse Fashion Show

2 p.m. — National Anthem and Polo Pony Parade

2:10 p.m. — Polo Game

3:30 p.m. — Trophy Presentation

4 p.m. — Gates Close


September 4

8 a.m. — Polo Lessons Provided by California Polo Club

8:30 a.m. — Porshe Million Dollar Road Rally

11:30 a.m. — Gates Open/ Hat Day/Wine Reception

Noon — Polo Game

12:30 p.m. — Tapas Luncheon (15 tastes)

1:30 p.m. — Informal Modeling by Grayse (showcasing hats)

1:40 p.m. — Prize Presentations for Best Hats

2 p.m. — National Anthem and Polo Pony Parade

2:10 p.m. — Polo Game

3:30 p.m. — Post-Game Party/Tango With Polo Players/Tango Lessons/Trophy Presentation


Ticket & Hotel Information

  • Tickets: $250 per person
  • Tables: $2,000 for 8 people
  • Millionaire’s Row: $200 per person (seating only; front row, white leather couches and chairs; food and beverages not included)
  • Millionaire’s Row Box: $2,000 (includes seating for 10 people and a $500 food and beverage allowance)
  • Second Row Terrace Seating: $75 per person (two polo games, fashion show and boutiques; food and beverages not included)
  • Second Row Terrace Table: $600 for 8 people


Hotel del Coronado polo and room packages are available. Call 1 (800) HOTEL DEL, or visit Click here for more information »

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Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility that provides the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. It is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and it  is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in each of the 10 pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed.

Rady Children’s Hospital relies on donations to support its mission. Proceeds from Polo America’s Beach Polo Event at Hotel del Coronado will help fund Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Endowment for Neuroscience. Money from the endowment provides clinical genetics, clinical trials, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and education to help treat and find cures for neurological diseases and disorders in children. For more information, visit

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