Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Gaucho leads the Polo Field. A taster of things to come


This morning Argentine restaurant group Gaucho woke up London's West End by hosting the world's smallest ever polo match in the heart of to announce the launch of The Gaucho International Polo. Swallow Street was turfed and transformed into a “micro polo” pitch and two five-a-side goals were placed at either end of the street. England's no. 2 Maurice Ormerod, stepping in on behalf of injured England Captain Jamie Morrison, battled it out against the Royals’ favourite, Oscar Mancini, in an epic two horse match. England only just managed to triumph a 5-4 victory over Argentina. Full Polo kit and rules applied and yes, indeed, spectators were invited to repair the divets at half time.

The match was staged in honour of The Gaucho International Polo at London’s O2 Arena. This unique event will bring an Argentine festival to London, uniting high-octane polo interspersed with the music with one of Latin America’s most acclaimed bands, Bajafondo.  There will also be wine tasting from some of the country’s finest wine producers, brought to the event by leading authority, Wines of Argentina and afterparties continuing late into the night in true Buenos Aires style. 

The Gaucho International Polo
21st March 2012
Tickets from £20

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