The VC Polo Classic at Liberty Island on May 31st was all about the Veuve Clicquot. On entering, we were each given wristbands with five tickets entitling us to purchase either a bottle or five glasses of champagne during the afternoon. We quickly got through our bottles of Yellow Label, while the connoisseurs forked out $275 a bottle for La Grande Dame.
Designer, Lily Kubota, created two of her unique fascinators for the event. There is something about tiny hats that cheers people up. Nacho Figeuras also seems to make people happy, judging by how many people were yelling his name during and after the match.
During half time the audience rushed to tread divots and seek a glimpse of attending celebrities. Since none were visible, and Nacho and Hilerio Figueras were too busy to pose, one of the champagne servers got a stream of requests for photographs.
Reigning champions, Black Watch beat the Veuve Clicquot team. Nacho Figueras took the prize for most goals (6). Figeuras’ 14-year-old son, Hilario, also scored 5 goals.
Lechuga the horse, won a prize for being a good horse or something.