The IMAGE Photo Booth: The Veuve Clicquot Robert Skene Trophy Finals Polo Match
Santa Barbara polo fans have horse and fashion sense. (Adam Tschorn)
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( Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times )
By Adam Tschorn
The thrills at last Sunday's Veuve Clicquot Robert Skene Trophy Finals at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, were hardly confined to the field of play, with the well-heeled and behatted bystanders taking the opportunity to strut their stuff, toss back some uncommon bubbly (including a rare vintage Veuve Clicquot 1988) and engage in some spirited divot stomping between chukkers. The first match may have ended in a 9-8 victory for Team Lucchese, but the day was clearly an all-around win for Santa Barbaras stylish set.
Here, Wesley Ru, president of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, and wife Clarisa.