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.

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