Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

Dr. Clarence C. Combs, Jr
Elected March 20, 1992

Clarence Combs, Jr. inherited his interest in horses and polo from his father. He developed his skills at Pennsylvania Military Academy and won the Intercollegiate Championship at Cornell in 1937 where he attended its veterinary school. He became, in 1951, the second of only two players in the first seventy-five years of the indoor polo records to be rated at ten goals.

During his indoor career he won the Senior Championship seven times and the twelve goal (Junior) on three occasions.

Outdoors, "Buddy" won the United States Open Championship in 1947 and 1956, the Monty Waterbury Cup twice, the twelve goal once. He was a very intense, skillful and hard-riding player.


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