The daytime sporting event drew local fans and Hollywood stars to the Pacific Palisades to celebrate the major milestone
Words by MARIE LOOK
On Saturday, Oct. 5, the West Coast edition of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic celebrated its 10th anniversary with an unforgettable day of sportsmanship, California sunshine and flowing Champagne in the Palisades. Guests like actors Julia Roberts, Regina Hall and Mandy Moore made their way to the polo fields at the Will Rogers State Historic Park to celebrate the day in style among friends.
To get things started, the University of Southern California marching band performed the national anthem before stylist Rachel Zoe gave the official ball the ceremonial first toss. More than 7,500 spectators — among them, polo enthusiasts Justin Hartley and his wife, Chriselle; Kirsten Dunst; and Busy Phillips — turned out to watch internationally renowned players Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delifina Blaquier, both of Team Veuve Clicquot, go head to head against Team Will Rogers in a thrilling, nonstop match.
While the main event was underway on the field, Lea Michele did the honor of cutting into an over-the-top birthday cake in celebration of the soiree turning 10. Meanwhile, Johnny Wujek spun tunes in the DJ booth, and Rachel Bilson and Christina Hendricks danced the afternoon away. Everyone was in good spirits when it was time to take a break and stomp divots — Camilla Belle, Kaley Cuoco and Louise Roe all joined the fun. By the end of the match, Blaquier had earned MVP of the day — and led Team Veuve Clicquot to victory.
Feature image: The WILL ROGERS and VEUVE CLICQUOT polo teams.
Oct. 8, 2019
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