Categoría: the bulls in English

Padilla, on his goodbye tour around the bullrings,

  Padilla, on his goodbye tour around the bullrings, David Fandilla El Fandi and Roman Collado Roman. Weather: windy after showers but dry during the corrida. Juan Jose Padilla (Jerez de la Frontera, 1973) cut his first ear as a novillero in 1989 when he was known as El Panaderito, The Little Baker Boy. He took his alternativa in Algeciras in 1994 with Pedro Castillo as his padrino and bulls from Benitez Cubero. The next year Carlos Escolar ‘Frascuelo’ confirmed him in Madrid with a bull from the Marquis of Albaserrada. As far as I know he never went out on shoulders in Las Ventas but did so once in Sevilla. In 2011 he was injured very seriously in Zaragoza losing his left eye. After a miraculous recovery he came back in March 2012 and is since known as El Pirata, due to the eye patch he wears in the bullring. Last year Fallas Padilla was again seriously injured by a bull from Fuente Ymbro. Recently he announced he will definitely retire at the end of the 2018 season. We will especially remember the fearless way he confronted his bulls and the courage he had when he returned to the bullring after his horrendous injury. Once upon a time, not too long ago, every feria would have a special evening of toreros-bandrillereros who would share the glory, exchange banderillas,...

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the bulls in English

The Bulls in English It’s that time of the year again. March is upon us and with only a few days to go, the first of the much awaited festejos taurinos of Las Fallas de Valencia 2018, is about to get under way. Tauroimagenplus has asked me to preview the programme that SimonCasasProductions put together for this edition. It is something I fear because to preview a bullfight is almost impossible given the uncertain factors of a corrida de toros. Looking at the line-up for the coming feria and keeping in mind that the inclusion of local bullfighters always...

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