Articles: Press Release
Polo Season Finishes with a Flourish as White Birch Captures 1st
Stanford Financial Group U.S. Open Title at International Polo Club Palm
Y.A. Teitelbaum at (561) 373-5424 or
Mason Phelps, Jr. of Phelps Media Group, Inc. at (561)
753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
WELLINGTON, FL - The polo season finished with a flourish with a
star-studded record crowd of 7,138 spectators watching the thrilling
final of the Stanford Financial Group U.S. Open amid pomp and
Peter Brant's White Birch, the most dominant polo team in recent
history, won its first U.S. Open with an 11-10 overtime triumph over
Before the game, more than 400 guests enjoyed brunch by renowned
restaurateur Barton G. in the Grand Marquee while hundreds of others
took advantage of the shopping opportunities and the delicious
Pitmasters BBQ in the fieldside Vendor Village, which featured a
million-dollar Liberty Coach bus and mock-up of a new Bombardier private
Some 20 past U.S. Open champions were honored in a pre-game ceremony,
including 2004 champions John Goodman, Memo Gracida and Sugar Erskine of
Television personality Star Jones Reynolds of ABC's "The View" and
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson conducted the pre-match coin toss and
presented awards to the teams after the game.
At halftime, a pair of helicopters landed near midfield to dispense the
complimentary Roederer Estate champagne, a chorus sang a patriotic
medley and a team of Clydesdales trotted around the field to the delight
of the crowd stomping divots.
In addition to Star Jones Reynolds and Sarah Ferguson, Ethel Kennedy,
John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted" TV program and former Miss
Universe Barbara Palacios of Venezuela as well as a who's who in the
polo world were among the VIPs in attendance.
The 2006 high-goal polo season is expected to begin in early January.
For details, contact International Polo Club Palm Beach at (561)