Choosing the best polo horse is an extremely forceful effort.
Thus, biotechnology comes in to achieve the goal of producing cloned polo horses from selected ones.
This relationship started in 2008, when the first polo “crack” mare, the “Cuartetera”, was cloned.
Why did they clone the Cuartetera, one of the best polo horses ever?
Fundamentally, to obtain offspring with the same genetics, that is, with the same predispositions to be a crack, but without the Cuartelera ceasing to play the Open in Palermo!
This possibility of allowing the control of the offspring’s genetics is complemented by the artificial insemination technique.
The cost of a cloning service reaches $ 150,000 dollars, where most of this value arises from the management and application of scientific techniques and knowledge.
Interest is high because the sport of polo mobilizes huge investments.
Currently, there is a multi-champion team made up of clones of great champions, while the number of cloned horses continues to increase and incorporates into the other teams.