Veuve Clicquot’s Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island was the first polo match in Manhattan in over 70 years. The event paired Black Watch against Asprey London and was free to watch. The match was played three on three and was four chukkas in duration. Johnny Midwest and I made it in time to see the last two chukkas and were the only ones (of the bike polo crowd) who made it to the polo field, although others tried but couldn’t due to weather. We were both very impressed to see the sport first hand, and we had a conversation with another spectator named Akshay (unsure of spelling) who was filling us in on some of the sports details such as the worlds best polo player, Nacho Figueiras, was on the field playing for Black Watch, and some interesting details about the horses. And we might have found a new bike polo player too.

Manhattan polo classic
Mauricio Devrient playing for Asprey London.

Photo © Doug D 2008