Miami Beach Polo World Cup | Thu., April 25, 2013

  • Dr. Valerie Biehl, of Vero Beach, member of Raleigh Comcast team, runs for the cameras, at opening day of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 25, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Maggie McNamara, a member of the Small Hotel team, plays E, their first game at the opening, Thursday, April 25, at the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Weintraub family, from the left, Lauren, Caroline, 8 1/2 months and Scot, from Westchester New York, keeping cool under the VIP tent at the opening of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 25, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alicia Harden, right, the James Hotel/Jet Blue team, moves in on the ball, during opening day, against Grey Goose team, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marina Wambold, member The W, makes a dash for the ball, during their game against the Small Hotels, at the opening of La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup, Thursday, April 25, with the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Slaney O'Hanlon, center, sprints in for the ball as The W team gives chase, at the opening of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 25, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A rubber Spiderman ball was used for play at opening day of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 25, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Dr. Valerie Biehl, center, of Vero Beach, on The Raleigh Comcast team, takes a spill during their game against Grey Goose, at the opening of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 24, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Polo pony mallets in the South Beach sand at opening day of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 25, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sofi Collingwood, right, wraps the legs of "Tete", one of the polo ponies for the E team, for the opening, Thursday, April 25, of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alicia Harden, the James Hotel/Jet Blue team, re-wraps her horse, during their game against Grey Goose, for the opening day, Thursday, April 25, of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Courtney Asdourian, #3, from Wellington, on the W team, knocks the ball in, during their game against La Martina, which W won. Opening Thursday, April 25 with the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Caroline Wilcoxon, of Sea Island, Georgia, and the entire Grey Goose team sported tiny ponies on their cheeks, at the opening of the South Beach Women's Polo Cup V, Thursday, April 25, 2013. La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup returned for its ninth year to the sands of Miami Beach. It featuring eight women's teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF