Born January 13, 1991, Carlos Jr. is the oldest son of the late Carlos Gracida; the most celebrated player in the history of the game. Growing up as a fourth generation polo player and a predominant member of the Gracida polo dynasty, Carlitos started his mastery of polo at five years old with his father, the best possible mentor, teaching him every step of the way.
Commendable horsemanship has been handed down from generation to generation beginning with Carlitos’ great-grandfather, Gabriel Gracida Sr. Dating back as early as the 1920’s, Gabriel began to cultivate what would eventually become a family legacy and empire. He pioneered a long running way of life for the family involving the training of horses, playing the game of polo, teaching others the sport, and supplying the world with horses that were able to compete at the highest levels of competition. By the 1940s, the Gracida name had become a recognizable one throughout the world.
Born February 12, 1993, in Wellington, Florida, Mariano, “Nano,” is the youngest son of Carlos Gracida. The legendary horseman blood runs deep in his veins as well. He has been traveling around the United States since he was 15 years old.
Since the inception of his career, he has already made his mark by winning renowned 20 goal tournaments. This includes winning the East Coast Open, the Ylsikar Cup, and the Herbie Pennel Cup. Today, Mariano is also actively competing as a professional polo player. He is the brand ambassador for Hawaii Polo Life and plays in Hawaii, Wellington, Florida, and Monterrey, Mexico throughout the year.