Polo Season Kicks Off in Buenos Aires

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The San Jorge Polo Championship is a two-weekend long event in Buenos Aires that begins this weekend and features some of the top level polo players in Argentina. According to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide, the matches this weekend will be held at two on Friday at Club Militar San Jorge in Hurlingham and the finals next weekend will be in Palermo. Polo is a very popular game in Argentina, and when it is played outside there are four men to a team. Each team plays with long wooden mallets and tries to strike a white ball into the goal from their mount—a difficult task! Entrance to both weekends is free, making it a great opportunity for those who know nothing about polo but are too afraid to go to a Buenos Aires soccer game.

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