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 didnâ€™t prevent him from feeling a part of Aliano Realtyâ€™sunbeaten path to the finals, provisionally scheduled for Saturday,April 3.
Arellano originally lined up alongsideNick Aliano and Carluchoâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€˜unofficiallyâ€™ coachedfrom the sidelines was proud of the team. â€œI enjoy watching them,â€he said. â€œNormally I wouldnâ€™t like someone else playing myhorses but [they are all] such great horsemenâ€¦â€
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. â€œIfIâ€™m not able toâ€¦ I wonâ€™t even attempt it,â€ he said. â€œI willlet Facundo play and I know they will do well.â€
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.