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Get your opera glasses ready: On September 20, the St. Regis San Francisco (125 Third St.; 415-284-4000; stregissanfrancisco.com) will host its first-ever Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley’s Wild Oak Saddle Club (550 White Oak Dr.; 707-539-8629; wildoaksaddleclub.com), adding yet another destination to the property’s sporting tradition around the world.
Like previous events held abroad—the brand has hosted championships in Brazil, the UK, China, Thailand and other locales—the event will kick off with an afternoon match, starring acclaimed Argentine polo player (and St. Regis–brand ambassador) “Nacho” Figueras. While watching, guests can dig into a catered gourmet picnic of Argentine asado (barbecue) from the hotel’s executive chef, Oliver Belliard, and—for a little local flair—sip California wines from Hamel Family Wines. A silent auction will also take place, with travel packages from St. Regis Hotels & Resorts from across the globe. Proceeds will go to Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, the only year-round premier accredited therapeutic riding program in the Northern Bay Area.
Die-hard fans should reserve the St. Regis Polo Cup Aficionado Package now, which includes two nights at the hotel’s San Francisco location, spa treatments at Remede Spa and Bentley transportation to the match (starts at $6,750). General admission tickets start at $350 per person; purchase at stregissanfrancisco.com.