photos by JAMIE DIXX and ERIC YOUNG

Closing Day for Polo

In partnership with the United States Polo Association, the San Diego Polo Club, based in 92067, hosted the 106th USPA Spreckels Cup on their playing fields. The Spreckels Cup is the oldest polo tournament on the west coast and is named after John. D. Spreckels, an entrepreneur who founded such San Diego staples as the Hotel del Coronado and the San Diego railway. The tournament also served as a charity match, benefiting the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading nature conservation organization. With the help of local Rancho Santa Fe residents, polo players, friends, and WWF supporters, the event managed to raise more than $11,000 for the organization. Many guests sported spots and stripes during the charity match to show their support. For more information visit www.sandiegopolo.com.