On August 30, 1875, the First Polo Match in Argentina documented by the press was played, a moment that defined the beginning of a long journey where Argentina would achieve its undisputed world hegemony in polo.
At Estancia Negrette, located in General Belgrano, a city in the Province of Buenos Aires, the Ciudad team, formed by Langley, Wanklyn, Methvin, Ford, Thompson and Welby, and the Campo team, formed by Shennan, Krabbe, Hawes, King and Dashwood, faced each other. Campo, within the first hour, had already scored 3 goals.
The owners of the estancia were David A. Shennan and Charles H. Krabbe, recognized for being the pioneers who initiated Argentina in the world of polo, and from where today the best polo players in the world come from.
By 1875 the two leading polo countries were Great Britain and India, and with this memorable match the sport of kings was inaugurated in Buenos Aires.