Matias Magrini

Age: Old enough – I’m 44! Team: Airstream Handicap: 8 Home Country: Argentina How many years playing the sport: I started playing when I was 12 or 13 years old and became professional around 18. Pre-game ritual: I say three prayers for a safe match. You travel around the world for polo. Which destination has been your favorite? Playing in the Hamptons is always great. Favorite part of playing polo: The barn, the breeding, the horses. I really love breeding horses, watching them being born and raising them to see which become champions. I also like winning! Favorite local hang-out when playing at Greenwich Polo Club: Meli Melo in Greenwich. Favorite thing to do when not on the field: Hanging out with my family, going to the beach and having mate with the crew in the barn. Favorite song: I tried to pick the song by Celine Dion from Titanic but Santino yelled at me. So I will pick “Amor Salvaje” by Chaqueño Palavecino. If I weren’t a polo player I would be: I’m so happy with what I do – I never really thought about doing anything else. Favorite all-time horse and why? Petaca because she was amazing – she played with me when I was 17 until about 25.