PALM BEACH, April 15, 2011 – Legendary polo player Carlos Gracida, winner of every important tournament in the world with more than 100 high-goal wins including a 3-time Grand Slam win (US Open, British Open, Argentine Open), the Queen’s Cup, International Open, World Cup, and Gold cup, among others, announced the launch of Gracida Polo, a new company focusing on luxury products, real estate development, athlete management, equestrian products and media partnerships aimed at revolutionizing the sport of polo.
“I’ve spent my entire life playing this amazing sport” said Carlos Gracida. “Now, along with my family, fellow players from around the world, and a talented team of investors, we are going to create a series of new products that authentically reflect the rich history and tradition of polo. We are also going to improve the sport by creating a management company that gives polo players the kind of professional management—and business opportunities—they deserve.”
Gracida Polo is backed by investors from G2 Investment Group (www.g2investmentgroup.com), a New York-based investment management company.
“While only a small number of skilled people play polo, millions of people love the idea of polo. It is the most elegant sport in the world, and for that reason we believe Gracida Polo will grow to become a major lifestyle brand” said Trevor Neilson, Managing Director of G2. Gracida Polo has already begun the development of its initial products and has already been engaged in the planning of real estate projects in Asia and Latin America.
Furthermore, several of the world’s most talented polo players have already signed on to be managed by Gracida Polo.