On 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl reports that the game of polo is leading the way in cutting-edge biotech by cloning star ponies. She interviews the best polo player in the world, Argentine Adolfo Cambiaso, who Stahl calls the “Tom Brady of polo.” The handsome. talented and successful Cambiaso has created 14 cloned horses of his very best horse Cuartetera – a 17-year-old mare who was honored last year as “the best polo horse in history.” He’s already won two Argentine Opens with the clones.
When Stahl asks Cambiaso, “Shouldn’t they (the clones) have names?” He says, “Well, they do.” She says numbers aren’t really names. The clones are identified as Cuartetera 1, Cuartetera 2, and so forth. Cambiaso explains that when he rides a clone while playing polo he believes he is riding Cuartetera. “All the ones that I ride, they are Cuartetera.” Stahl argues, “But she’s an individual.” Cambiaso says yes, “But her DNA is Cuartetera.” Stahl argues “but when you have identical twins they each get a name.” Cambiaso tells Stahl, “But these are not twins.” On Sunday, March 11, 60 Minutes will air new episodes at 7pm and 8pm on CBS.