Goring leaves Ronda’s Goyesca in doubt

LAST UPDATED: 5 Sep, 2013 @ 20:42
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Goring leaves Ronda’s Goyesca in doubt

IT is not known whether the star torero who was due to fight all six bulls at Ronda’s celebrated Goyesca bullfight will be able to make it.

Morante de la Puebla suffered a severe goring in Huesca on August 10 and it is ‘in the balance’ whether he can make it at the event on September 7.

“He is still in rehabilitation and we can’t be sure whether he will make it,” said a source. “We are all keeping our fingers crossed.”

The event, which is the highlight of the town’s annual feria, is one of Spain’s most famous fights, attended by politicians, aristocrats and celebrities from around the country.

It dates back to 1954 when Spain’s famous Ronda-born bullfighter Antonio Ordonez made a pact to dress up for the annual event dressed in historic costume as a tribute to 18th century bullfighter Pedro Romero, also from Ronda.

He modelled his outfit on a painting of the matador by Francisco Goya.

A parade will kick-start five days of festivities at this year’s Feria de Pedro Romero in Ronda.

The event, beginning today, is a celebration of the town’s bullfighting heritage – Ronda has the oldest bullring in Spain – and sees participants riding in carriages while in traditional dress.

Other highlights include a flamenco festival and an arts and crafts fair.

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  1. According to his manager quoted in diariosur he will be there. “Morante de la Puebla will reappear on Saturday September 7 in the traditional Goyesca Corrida de Ronda after suffering serious injury last August 10 in Huesca, as announced this morning by his manager, the retired madador Antonio Barrera.
    “After yesterday’s testing in the field, and although his intense rehabilitation continues, Morante will reappear next Saturday in the Goyaesca de Ronda” Barrera wrote in his personal Twitter account.”

  2. Spice it up a bit, no swords or capes and throw in some blood thirsty patrons. Absolutely disgusting. Ban it and boring flamenco too! Roll on Strictly

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