Outback at Hobe Sound Polo Club 12–Goal League

Injured Arellano SupportsBrothers-in-Law

By Sarah Eakin

Injury sidelined Carlucho Arellano fromplay in the Outback at Hobe Sound Polo Club 12-goal League, but it didn’t prevent him from feeling a part of Aliano Realty’sunbeaten path to the finals, provisionally scheduled for Saturday,April 3.

Arellano originally lined up alongsideNick Aliano and Carlucho’s brothers-in-law Juan Martin and TomasObregon as they claimed victory in their opening game. When Arellanowas hit on the hand in a separate tournament game later that week heneeded a substitute he could trust to play his horses – he did notneed to look far and passed the baton to another brother-in-law,Facundo Obregon. Two decisive wins later against Palm Beach Equine(14-12) and Yellow Cab (18-6) gave Aliano Realty the first slot inthe 12-goal finals.

Arellano who ‘unofficially’ coachedfrom the sidelines was proud of the team. “I enjoy watching them,”he said. “Normally I wouldn’t like someone else playing myhorses but [they are all] such great horsemen…”

Arellano, who is married to Agustina[Obregon] is hoping to be fit for the finals. He currently awaitsmedical results to see if he has an injured tendon in his hand. “IfI’m not able to… I won’t even attempt it,” he said. “I willlet Facundo play and I know they will do well.”

Three teams are in contention for thesecond slot in the finals of the Outback at Hobe Sound Polo Club12-goal League namely Yellow Cab, Cinque Terre/Peapacton andWoodlawn/Mt Airy.