Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast will play host to the second annual Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo on Sunday 7 January 2018. The glamourous event has confirmed itself as a must-attend date on the international Polo calendar with the announcement that the world’s most famous Polo player Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Figueras, as captain of the Veuve Clicquot Magic Millions Polo team for 2018.
Nacho Figueras is well known beyond the polo world as the face of Ralph Lauren’s Black Label line and has represented the entire line of Polo fragrances for over a decade.
His involvement in A-List exhibition polo events has attracted some of the biggest stars and celebrities from around the world. On Saturday 14th October Los Angeles hosted the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, with Nacho the star player in front of a 7,000 strong crowd which included Kate Hudson, Chris Martin, Jamie Foxx and Lauren Conrad. Earlier in the year Nicole Kidman, Alessandra Balazs, Kendall Jenner and Alicia Keys were some top name guests at Veuve’s New York event.
The six goal player was called upon by close friend and fellow Polo aficionado Prince Harry to become an official Ambassador for the Prince’s Sentebale charity. Nacho frequently joins the Prince at the international fund-raising Polo events, where he is often accompanied by his polo playing family – wife Delfina Blaquier and their four children.
“Polo is my passion and I’m excited that the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo will give me the opportunity to bring this adrenalin-charged sport to a new audience,” Figueras said.
“Great friends of mine and fellow Argentinians, the Novillo Astrada brothers, played in the Magic Millions Polo in 2017 and they said it was a world-class event in the most stunning location. This will be my first time playing in Queensland – what better way to experience such a beautiful country than in summer on the famous Gold Coast amongst friends.”
Magic Millions co-owner Katie Page has signed Nacho Figueras as an Ambassador for the Pacific Fair Magic Millions 2018 & 2019 events.
“Wait until you see Nacho in action. He is the epitome of everything that makes Polo one of the most exciting and glamourous live sports in the world,” Page said.
“I always wanted Nacho Figueras to be a part of the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo, but it was always a long term goal. Our event had to meet the international standard that the Polo world associates with Nacho – exceptional entertainment, spectacular setting and something you can’t find anywhere else in the world. We certainly have that – our location surrounded by the Gold Coast waterways just takes your breath away.
“Add to that my favourite couple, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, and Magic Millions Polo promises to be the perfect way to celebrate summer and the start of the Magic Millions 2018 Sales & Raceday Carnival.
“Zara has the tough job, she is playing against Nacho. Mike will join Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan on the side-lines to provide official and “unofficial” commentary throughout the day.”
Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones said she couldn’t wait to see Ignacio Figueras in action on the Gold Coast.
“To have an athlete of the caliber of Ignacio Figueras is a great coup for the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo,” she said.
“Not only does this event shine a spotlight on the Gold Coast, the Magic Millions provides a valuable boost to the local economy by attracting visitors and supporting jobs.
“I’m proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland calendar, now worth $600 million to the Queensland economy.
“The Magic Millions will set the tone for a great year of events on the Gold Coast, with the eyes of the world set to watch this city host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.”
Please find a full bio of Nacho attached.
Tickets for the Pacific Fair Magic Millions polo are available through www.magicmillionspolo.com.au
Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo
Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach
11.30am – 5pm
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