MADRID’S famous San Isidro had to be cancelled for the first time in 35 years after a bull skewered, trampled and gored three matadors.
The event, in the capital’s Las Ventas bullring, marks the opening of Spain’s bull-fighting season.
But it went horribly wrong for the first matador David Mora, who was caught on the 532kg bull’s horn and then repeatedly thrown around.
The bull then skewered his leg and threw him across the arena again, causing serious injury.
As the two other matadors rushed to help the enraged bull instead turned on them.
“The festival had to be suspended .. because of the gorings suffered by the three matadors,” said a statement issued by the Las Ventas bullring.
“In the 68-year history of San Isidro, two bullfights have been suspended for gorings of matadors, both in 1979,” it said.