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US Open Polo Champions

History

The U.S. Open Polo Championship, first played in 1904 at Van Courtland Park, celebrated its centennial in 2004. It is one of the three great polo tournaments, along with the British and Argentine championships. The U.S. Open Polo Championship attracts the finest polo players in the world for a month long competition.

During the first half of the 20th century the U.S. Open Polo Championship was hosted in the Northeast, principally at Meadowbrook Polo Club.

In 1954 the U.S. Open Polo Championship moved to the Oakbrook Polo Club, outside Chicago, where it stayed until 1978.

The next eight U.S. Open Polo Championships were hosted by the Retama Polo Club, in San Antonio, where Memo Gracida recorded the first of his record 16 wins. Not the first in his family to do so, his father and three other Gracida's won the event for Mexico in 1946 at the Meadowbrook Polo Club.

In 1987, the U.S. Open Polo Championship was played at the El Dorado Polo Club in Palm Springs.

The next four U.S. Open Polo Championships were played at Horsepark in Lexington, Kentucky.

Since 1996, The U.S. Open Polo Championship has been held in south Florida.

In 2005, Julio Gracida added to the Gracida Family's combined record of 36 U.S. Open Polo Championship wins.

Champions in Polo History

2013 Zacara
2012 Zacara
2011 Lechuza Caracas
2010 Crab Orchard
2009 Audi
2008 Crab Orchard
2007 Crab Orchard
2006 Las Monjitas
2005 White Birch
2004 Isla Carroll
2003 C Spear
2002 Team Coca-Cola
2001 Outback
2000 Outback
1999 Outback
1998 Esque
1997 Isla Carroll
1996 Outback
1995 Outback
1994 Aspen
1993 Gehache
1992 Hanalei Bay
1991 Grant's Farm Manor
1990 Les Diables Bleus
1989 Les Diables Bleus
1988 Les Diables Bleus
1987 Aloha
1986 Retama II
1985 Carter Ranch
1984 Retama
1983 Fort Lauderdale
1982 Retama
1981 Rolex A & K
1980 Southern Hills
1979 Retama
1978 Abercrombie & Kent
1977 Retama
1976 Willow Bend
1975 Milwaukee
1974 Milwaukee
1973 Oak Brook
1972 Milwaukee
1971 Oak Brook
1970 Tulsa Greenhill
1969 Tulsa Greenhill
1968 Midland
1967 Bunntyco-Oak Brook
1966 Tulsa
1965 Oak Brook-Santa Barbara
1964 Concar Oak Brook
1963 Tulsa
1962 Santa Barbara
1961 Milwaukee
1960 Oak Brook-CCC
1959 Circle F
1958 Dallas
1957 Detroit
1956 Brandywine
1955 CCC
1954 CCC-Meadow Brook
1953 Meadow Brook
1952 Beverly Hills
1951 Milwaukee
1950 Bostwick
1949 Hurricanes
1948 Hurricanes
1947 Old Westbury
1946 Mexico
1945 Not held
1944 Not held
1943 Not held
1942 Not held
1941 Gulf Stream
1940 Aknusti
1939 Bostwick Field
1938 Old Westbury
1937 Old Westbury
1936 Greentree
1935 Greentree
1934 Templeton
1933 Aurora
1932 Templeton
1931 Santa Paula
1930 Hurricanes
1929 Hurricanes
1928 Meadow Brook
1927 Sands Point
1926 Hurricanes
1925 Orange County
1924 Midwick
1923 Meadow Brook
1922 Argentine
1921 Great Neck
1920 Meadow Brook
1919 Meadow Brook
1918 Not held
1917 Not held
1916 Meadow Brook
1915 Not held
1914 Meadow Brook Magpies
1913 Cooperstown
1912 Cooperstown
1911 Not held
1910 Ranelagh
1909 Not held
1908 Not held
1907 Not held
1906 Not held
1905 Not held
1904 Wanderers