Maserati Returns As Title Sponsor Of U.S. Open Polo At IPC

For the second year in a row, two prestigious powerhouses, Maserati and the International Polo Club Palm Beach, reunite for the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship.

“We are thrilled to have Maserati back at IPC, not only as the event’s title sponsor, but as the event’s exclusive automobile partner. It’s an iconic brand that personifies passion. Maserati is instantly recognized as one of the world’s great brands,” IPC President John Wash said. “We look forward to working with Maserati, whose very foundation is based upon passion and a balance of performance and luxury. It’s the perfect pairing of two world-class brands.”

Touted as the Super Bowl of polo, the U.S. Open Polo Championship is a four-week, 26-goal tournament that will highlight the International Polo Club’s 11th season and four-month winter polo season.

The championship matches will be played on March 30, and April 6, 13 and 20 (Easter Sunday), showcasing the world’s most fabled, 10-goal players, including Adolfo Cambiaso and Facundo Pieres.

“Polo awes with its combination of beauty, power and precision. The connection with our core values of inspired design, passion, performance and sophistication is an ideal match,” said Peter Grady, president and chief executive officer of Maserati North America. “We are proud to bring Maserati back to IPC for a second year.”

Generating over 500 horsepower out of its Ferrari-built, twin-turbo V8, the Trident marquee will be represented in a full line display, featuring the all-new Quattroporte GTS. This full-size sport sedan, also available with all-wheel drive, defines “the absolute opposite of ordinary,” with Italian style and coach-built style setting it apart from the pack.

Also featured is a second all-new car, which drove Maserati to record sales in 2013, the Maserati Ghibli. This Italian, midsize sport sedan offers all-wheel drive capability and over 400 horsepower. The elegance and timeless grace of the GranTurismo Convertible and Coupe will be represented, each delivering thoroughbred performance with comfort for four adults.

The U.S. Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious tournament in the United States, dates back to 1904, where it was first played at Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. In 2004, the tournament arrived at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, where the thundering of hooves have graced the greens ever since.

High-goal polo action takes place every Sunday through April 20 at IPC. Tickets for Sunday polo range from $10 general admission to $120 for box seating. Tickets for the lavish Sunday brunch at the Pavilion start at $100, and reception prices begin at $55, upward to $330 for the Veuve Clicquot brunch package for two. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (561) 204-5687.


ABOVE: The world’s best players will compete in the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LILA PHOTO