Polo Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees


“Ladies (announces the Museum ofPolo and Hall of Fame), it’s time to get out those gorgeous evening gownsand gentlemen, dust off those tuxedos – the 23rd Annual Hall of FameDinner and Awards Gala is set to take place on Friday, February17th at the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, so mark it on yourcalendars and make your reservations early. It is sure to be another fantasticevening and we hope you will join us to celebrate the induction of the latestinductees who will join the many distinguished individuals in the polo Hall ofFame.”


The Board of Directorsof the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame is proud to announce the pendinginduction of:


Carlos Gracida– Living Hall of Fame Award (the former 10-goaler has racked up nine U. S. Openwins; five U. S. Open MVP awards; a record 10 British Open titles and acountless number of international championships that include multiple ArgentineOpen victories).


James P. “Jimmy” Mills – Posthumous Hall of Fame Award (a highly touted 8-goal playerduring the 1930s his accomplishments include two intercollegiate championshipswith his Yale team; the U. S. Open and Monty Waterbury and Junior Championships;as well as serving as an alternate on the U. S. teams of 1932 and 1936).


George Alexander – Living Iglehart Award (a longtime member of a number of USPAcommittees and former Executive Director and Circuit Governor)


Alfred G. “Herbie” Pennell – Posthumous Iglehart Award (the affable polo manager of suchprestigious clubs as Meadow Brook and Palm Beach Polo and Country Club; hecarried a 6-goal handicap on the field and an impressive 8-goal handicap in thearena; he started and sustained hundreds of people in the game over the yearsand was a ready and steady supplier of horses from the beginner level to thetop professionals).


Brown Fern,owned by Mike Phipps – Horses to Remember (served as an outstanding mount to10-goalers Stewart Iglehart and owner Michael Phipps in the late 1930s, winningaccolades long before the establishment of the Hartman Cup, denoting BestPlaying Pony honors in Open competition).


ChipsRoyal, owned by Bob Beveridge– Horses to Remember (owned and played by 6-goal amateur Bobby Beveridge, Chipswon the 1973 Hartman Award as Best Playing Pony in the U. S. Open; a naturalwho love to play the game and served its owner well for years).