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Origins and History of the Bullfight or Corrida

Bullfighting is certainly one of the best known, although at the same time most polemical Spanish popular customs.This Fiesta could not exist without the Toro Bravo, a species of bull of an archaical race that is only conserved in Spain. Formerly this bull's forebears, the primitive urus, were spread out over wide parts of the world. Many civilizations revered to them, the bull-cultus at the Greek island Creta is quite well-known. The Bible reports on sacrifices of bulls in honour to the divine justice. Also in the religious ceremonies of Iberian tribes living in Spain in prehistorical times bulls played an important part. The origins of the Plaza, bullring, probably are not the Roman amphitheaters but the Celt-Iberian temples where those ceremonies were held. In the province of Soria, close to Numancia, one of them is conserved and it is supposed that there bulls were sacrificed to the Gods. While the religious cultus to the bull goes back to Iberians, it were the Greek and Roman influences that converted it into a spectacle. During the middle-ages it was a diversion for the aristocracy to torear on horse's back. That was called suerte de cañas. In 18th century this tradition was more or less abandoned and the poorer population invented the bullfight by foot. Francisco Romero was a key-figure in laying the rules for that new sport. For its fans La Corrida is of course rather an art than a sport, not to speak about the challenge of the man fighting against the beast. It is an archaic tradition that has survived in this country, just as the Toro Bravo has done.

What a Corrida is about

If you are not familiar to Corridas, you will find here listed chronologically everything that happens. So you may decide by yourself if you want to see one when you are visiting Spain or Mexico.
A Corrida starts with the paseillo, with everybody involved in the bullfight entering the ring and presenting himself to the public. Two Alguacilillos, on horse's back, direct themselves to the presidency and symbolically ask for the keys to the "puerta de los toriles". Behind that door there are the bulls. With the door being opened and the first bull entering the ring the spectacle starts. It consists of three parts, called tercios, being separated by horn-signals. There are three toreros in each Corrida, by the way, and each will have to torear two bulls. In the first tercio the bullfighter uses the capote, a quite large rag of purple and yellow color. Now enter two picadores, on horse's back and armed with a sort of lance. The second part is la suerte de banderillas. Three banderilleros have to stick a pair of banderillas into the attacking bull's back. In the final "suerte suprema" the bullfighter uses the muleta, a small red rag. He has to show his faena, his masterity to dominate the bull, and to establish an artistical symbiosis between man and beast. The Corrida ends with the torero killing the bull by his sword. It's pure art of majestic proportions.


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CATALOG - Order by number

Last updated 23 December, 2005

 

744) “El Torero” Mexico City 1967 b/w 
 The fight that made Manolo No. 1
 MANUEL CAPETILLO
 MANOLO MARTINEZ
*
743) TEXCOCO July 1987 
        MIGUEL ESPINOSA - oreja
      JORGE GUTIERREZ - oreja
  *
742) TEXCOCO  July 1987 
 Miguel is fantastic, No. 1
 MANOLO MARTINEZ
 Miguel Espinosa “Armillita” - oreja
       6-JOSE GARFIAS-6
*
741) AGUASCALIENTES 4/81 
 GREAT CLARITY- GREAT FIGHT
 CURRO AT HIS BEST, 4 EARS & 2 TAILS
 MANOLO MARTINEZ
 CURRO RIVERA
 JORGE GUTIERREZ
 6-San Miguel MIMIAHUAPAM-6
 *
740) Newly found treasure 
“MANOLETE” 50 years later - 2 hrs
 Documentary movie, Great.
*
739) PLAZA MEXICO 12/18/05 
      ENRIQUE ESPINOSA
     JOSE LUIS ANGELINO - oreja
 LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
     6-MANUEL MARTINEZ-6
*
738) PLAZA MEXICO 12/11/05 

 RODRIGO SANTOS - rej.
 FINITO DE CORDOBA
 HUMBERTO FLORES
      DAVID FANDILA “El Fandi”
 1-Jose Maria Huerta-1
 6-MARCO GARFIAS-6
  *
    737)  HIGHLIGHTS  2005 
Oct. 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, Dec 3
3 hrs
  *
736) PLAZA MEXICO 12/4/05  
 JORGE GUTIERREZ
 ENRIQUE PONCE
 JOSE MAURICIO - alt
 6-TEOFILO GOMEZ-6
*
 735) PLAZA MEXICO 12/1/05 

  ALBERTO HUERTA
 LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
   Recortadores de Espana - 2 toros
huge 500 Kilos
6-CARRANCO-6

  *
 734) PLAZA MEXICO 11/27/05 
 A Great Regla toro, Indulto
    IGNACIO GARIBAY
SEBASTIAN CASTELLA - oreja
JOSE LUIS ANGELINO - 2 orejas
 8-XAJAY-8
  *
733) PLAZA MEXICO 11/20/05 
3 orejas cut, exciting fight, 4 hrs
       Alfredo Rios “EL CONDE”
      MORANTE DE LA PUEBLA
    ENRIQUE ESPINOSA
   David Fandila “EL FANDI”
 8-de SANTIAGO-8
  *
732) PLAZA MEXICO 11/13/05 
 Garibay & Castella very brave,
  tossings, toros knew where man was.
Worth watching.

 JULIA CALVIERE - rej
 MANOLO ARRUZA
 IGNACIO GARIBAY
 SEBASTIAN CASTELLA
 l-XAJAY-1
 6-VISTAHERMOSA-6
  *
731)   TEMPORADA 2005-06 
 A GREAT FIGHT, OLE PONCE
 PLAZA MEXICO 11/6/05
 “ZOTOLUCO”
ENRIQUE PONCE - 4 orejas rabo
 FERMIN RIVERA - alt.
  6-FERNANDO DE LA MORA-6
  *
730) ZARAGOZA 10/12/05
ENRIQUE PONCE
ANTONIO BARRERA
SALVADOR VEGA
6-VALDEFRESNO-6
Exciting, Dangerous Fight
a goring, oreja, & real TOROS
*
729) PLAZA MEXICO 1982
MANOLO MARTINEZ
despedia—6 toros
*
728) TORO HIGHLIGHTS 2005
Aug. 20 , 27, Sept 3, Oct 1– 3 hrs
*
727) TORO HIGHLIGHTS 2005
July 23, 30, Aug 6, 13—3 hrs
*
726) TIJUANA MON. 10/15/95
Taken w/camcorder– GREAT
RAFAEL ORTEGA
Manuel Diaz ‘EL CORDOBES
FEDERICO PIZARRO
6-VIDA DE
*
725) Vista Alegre de BILBAO
8/27/05
EL FUNDI
LUIS MIGUEL ENCABO
Manuel Jesus “EL CID”-oreja
6-VICTORINO MARTIN-6
*
724) SAN SEBASTIAN 8/20/05
EL JULI– oreja
ANTONIO BARRERA-Cornada
EDUARDO GALLO-oreja
6-JANDILLA-6
*
723) TORO HIGHLIGHTS
FROM SPAIN & MEXICO
May 7, 21, 28, July 16 2005
*
722) PAMPLONA 7/9/05
DAVILA MIURA
SERAFIN MARIN
LUIS BOLIVAR
6-DOLORES AGUIRRE-6
*
721) TIJUANA 9/21/03
taken with camcorder
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
ZOTOLUCO ALFREDO GUTIERREZ
6-CELIA BARBABOSA-6
*
720) TIJUANA 5/1/05
taken with camcorder
JOSE M. LUEVANO
“EL JULI”
ISREAL TELLEZ
6-BARRALVA-6
*
719) PLAZA ARROYO 8/14/04
Novillada - Pedro Louciero
Mariano Del Olmo
Guillermo Martinez
Orlando Huerta
*
718) LIMA 11/07/04
FINITO DE CORDOBA
SEBASTIAN CASTELA
MIGUEL ANGEL PERERRA
6-ROBERTO PUGA-6
*
717) LIMA 10/24/04 Novillada
FERNANDO ROCA REY
JUAN CARLOS CUBAS
JUAN AVILA
6-ROBERTO PUGA-6
*
716) ALBACETE 6/21/05
RIVERA ORDONEZ– 3 orejas
“EL FANDI”- 3 orejas
SERGIO MARTINEZ– oreja
6-ZALDUENDO-6
*
715) SEVILLA 4/14/05 *
CESAR RINCON
JAVIER CONDE
RIVERA ORDONEZ-2 orejas
6-DE JANDILLA-6
*
714) JEREZ de Frontera 5/5/05
JESULIN DE UBRIQUE-oreja
JAVIER CONDE-oreja
MIGUEL ANGEL PERERA-oreja
6-NUNEZ DEL CUVILLO-6
*
713) HIGHLIGHTS FROM SPAIN
April 9, 16, 23, 30 2005
*
712) TENDIDO CERO 2005
Mar 12, 19, 26 Apr 4
TV program
*
711) TENDIDO CERO 2004
Oct. 6, 13, 20 TV program
*
710) SEVILLA 4/15/05
The best from Sevilla in long time
MANUEL JESUS “EL CID”
CESAR JIMENEZ-2 orejas
SALVADOR VEGA
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
709) MANUEL CAPETILLO
4 hrs of his greatest fights 1960’s
*
708) FANTASTIC DOC ON
EL JULI AT 14 YRS OLD WITH INDULTO FIGHT
*
707) VALENCIA 3/18/05-
RIVERA ORDONEZ
CESAR JIMENEZ-2 orejas
MATIAS TEJELA– oreja
6-LAS RAMBLAS-6
*
706) My Favorite Corrida, 6 ears
VALENCIA 3/19/96
JOSE MA. MANZANARES
ENRIQUE PONCE
VICENTE BARRERA
6-LUIS ALGARRA-6
*
705) PLAZA MEXICO 3/13/05
CHRISTIAN APARICIO
PACO MUNOZ
RICARDO GONZALEZ-alt.
6-STA. ROSA DE LIMA-6
*
704) PLAZA MEXICO 3/6/05
SERGIO VEGAS-rej
CARLOS RONDERO
ALBERTO HUERTA
LUIS RICARDO -alt
7-LOS GONZALEZ-7
*
703) PLAZA MEXICO 2/27/05
CESAR CASTANEDA
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
CHRISTIAN ORTEGA-oreja
6-CUATRO CAMINOS
*
702) PLAZA MEXICO 2/20/05
ANTONIO URRUTIA
DOMINGO LOPEZ CHAVEZ
MARIO ZULAICA
6-SAN MARCUS-6
*
701) LA FIESTA BRAVA 1989
Documentary on Mexico bullfighting
w/Manolo Arruza,
Jesus Solorzano & others
*
700) PLAZA MEXICO 2/13/05
SERGIO VEGA-REJ
IGNACIO GARIBAY
FERMIN SPINOLA
JOSE LUIS ANGELINO
7-CIENEGUILLA-7
*
699) TIERRA DE TOROS
The history and life of the
fighting bull. Part II, 3 hrs
*
698) TIERRA DE TOROS
Documentary on Toros, 2 hrs
f/Spain in Spanish - Great, pt.1
*
697) Fantastic Doumentary
HORN WOUNDS - 1990'S
*
696) A GREAT DOCUMENTARY
in English
"BULLFIGHT" 3hrs.
*
695) PLAZA MEXICO 2/6/05
MANOLO SANCHEZ
IGNACIO GARIBAY
ALEJANDRO AMAYA
6-SANTIAGO-6
*
694) PLAZA MEXICO 2/5/05
Best Fighe Ever, 5 orejas, IIndulto
ENRIQUE FRAGA-rej
ZOTOLUCO
ENRIQUE PONCE
EL JULI
7-Montecristo/Bernaldo-7
*
693) PLAZA MEXICO 1/30/05
JORGE HERNANDEZ, III rej.
JOSE MARIA LUEVANO
MATIAS TEJELA
EL CAPEA, JR.
6-ARROYO ZARCO-6
*
692) PLAZA MEXICO 1/23/05
A FULL HOUSE, GREAT
EDUARDO CUEVAS-rej
ZOTOLUCO-oreja, oreja
EL JULI
MATIAS TEJELA-oreja, 2 orejas
6-SAN MARTIN-6
*
691) PLAZA MEXICO 1/16/05
ALFREDO GUTIERREZ
ENRIQUE ESPINOSA
JERONIMO
6-M GARFIAS/dEL RUFIGIO-6
*
690) GRANDE FAENAS NO. 7
1966– 04’S Manolo Martinez
Manolete
Jesus Solorzano
Lorenzo Garza
Curro Rivera
Julio Robles
El Juli
David Silveti
*
689) PLAZA MEXICO 1/9/05
HUMBERTO FLORES-oreja
JOSE LUIS ANGELINO-oreja
ISRAEL TELLEZ
6-CARRANCO-6
*
688) PLAZA MEXICO 1/2/05
MARIANO RAMOS
MANOLO MEJIA
ALFREDO GUTIERREZ– oreja
6-GARFIAS-6
*
687) PLAZA MEXICO 12/26/04
LEONARDO BENITEZ
HUMBERTO FLORES-2orejas
“EL CUATE”- oreja
6-RANCHO SECO-6
*
686) PLAZA MEXICO 12/19/04
JUAN JOSE PADILLA
URIEL MORENO ‘EL ZAPATA”
FERMIN SPINOLA
6-PATRICK SLIM DOMIT-6
*
685) PLAZA MEXICO 12/12/04
Despedida de MIGUEL ESPINOSA “Armillita”
A fantastic faena on 1st toro
for ZOTOLUCO-3 orejas
ENRIQUE PONCE
6-JULIO DELGADO-6
*
684) PLAZA MEXICO 12/5/04
RODRIGO SANTOS
PEDRO GUTIERREZ “EL CAPEA”
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
PEDRO GUTIERREZ, JR.
6-TEOFILO GOMEZ-6
*
683) PLAZA MEXICO 12/3/04
FESTIVAL TAURINO
MARIPAZ VEGA
RAQUEL SANCHEZ
HILDA TENORIO
ELIZABETH MORENO
SONOT DIAZ
MARBELLA ROMERO
6-NOVILLOS-6
*
682) PLAZA MEXICO 11/28/04
Another Great Fight
Eulalio Lopez “ZOTOLUCO”- 2 orejas
RAFAEL ORTEGA-3 orejas, rabo
6-FERNANDO DE LA MORA-6
*
681) GREAT DOCUMENTARY
ON DAVID SILVETI 1955-2003
*
680) PLAZA MEXICO 11/21/04
first tail cut since 2/5/02
OCTAVIO SANCHEZ-REJ
Manuel CABALLERO-orejas, rabo
FINITO DE CORDOBA
ALEJANDRO AMAYA
7-REYES HUERTA-7
*
679) PLAZA MEXICO 11/14/04
A Very Good Fight- 4 Orejas-
RODRIGO SANTOS-rej
CESAR RINCON
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
SALVADOR VEGA-a
7-XAJAY-7
*
678) PLAZA MEXICO 11/7/04
Temporada Inauguracion
Pablo’s horse receives cornada
Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza
Alfredo Rios “El Conde”
Marcial Herce
6-Reyes Huerta/Vistahermosa-6
*
677) GRANDE FAENAS NO. 6
Calesero, Jesus Cordoba,
Alfredo Leal, Silverio Perez,
Fermin Espinosa, Gaona,
Manolete, Arruza.
*
676) GRANDE FAENAS NO. 5
1960’S –80’S—FANTASTIC 2 hrs
Antonio Ordonez,
Rafael Rodriguez
Manuel Capetillo
Ranchero Aguilar
Curro Rivera
Luis Briones
Joselito Huerta
Manolo Martinez
*
675) PLAZA MEXICO 10/22/04
ANTONIO URRUTIA
CHRISTIAN APARICIO
PACO MUNOZ
6-MALPASO-6
*
674) PLAZA MEXICO 10/15/04
NOCTURNA
ALFREDO RIOS “EL CONDE”
ALBERTO HUERTA
CHRISTIAN ORTEGA
6-SAN LUCUS-6
*
673) PLAZA MEXICO 10/24/0
The best Lady torero today
HILDA TENORIO– oreja
JOSE DE LA TORRE– oreja
PAUL CORTES
ELIZABETH MORENO-oreja
8-GARFIAS-8
*
672) PLAZA MEXICO 10/17/04
RAQUEL SANCHEZ-oreja
MARBELLA ROMERO
ELIZABETH MORENO
6-SERGIO ROJAS-6
*
671) ZARAGOZA 10/13/04
MIGUEL ABELLAN
EL FANDI
MIGUEL ANGEL PERERA
6-MARQUES DE DOMECQ-6
*
670) TENDIDO CERO 2004
AUG. 11, SEP. 1, 8,
*
669) ALBACETE 9/17/04
CESAR RINCON
MANUEL CABALLERO
ANTON CORTES
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
668) TENDIDO CERO 2004
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 AUG 4
*
667) UN TORERO A CABALLO
PABLO HERMOSO DE—$10.00 MENDOZA—DOC. 55 min.
*
666) MADRID 5/30/04*
ZOTOLUCO
SANCHEZ VARA
SERGIO MARTINEZ
6-C. CORTE-MA OLEA-6
*
665) MADRID 5/26/04*
A GREAT FIGHT
CESAR RINCON-starts w/faena
UCEDA LEAL
EL JULI
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
664) TENDIDO CERO 2004
6/9, 6/16, 6/23
*
663) BEST FIGHT THIS YEAR
MADRID 5/19/04*
JUAN DIEGO
EL FANDI
MATIAS TEJELA
6-DE EL VENTORRILLO-6
*
662) ALICANTE 6/24/04*
JOSE MANZANARES
JOSE MANZANARES, II
Francisco Jose PALAZON
6-DE DANIEL RUIZ-6
*
661) CORDOBA 5/26/04*
RIVERA ORDONEZ
CESAR JIMENEZ
JOSE MANZANARES,II
6-DE JARALTA-6
*
660) PAMPLONA 7/7/04
DAVILA MIURA
EL FANDI-oreja
SERAFIN MARIN
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
659) DOCUMENTARY $10.00
TOREROS FOR HISTORY
“MANOLETE” 55 min.
*
658) BURGOS 6/28/04
JESULIN DE UBRIQUE
VICENTE BARRERA
EL FANDI– 2 orejas
6-PARLADE-6
*
657) ALBACETE 6/22/04
FINITO DE CORDOBA-oreja
EL FANDI
ANTON CORTES-oreja
6-LAS RAMBLAS-6
*
656) TIJUANA 5/9/04
GASTON SANTOS-REJ
ELOY CAVAZOS-rabo
JORGE GUTIERREZ
ALEJANDRO AMAYA– 3 ears
taken by digital ccamcorder
*
655) MADRID 6/10/04
MANUEL JESUS “EL CID”
SERAFIN MARIN
MATIAS TEJELA
6-ALCURRUCEN-6
Awards not on all corridas
*
654) TENDIDO CERO 2004
4/28, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2
GREAT SHOW FROM SPAIN
*
653) JEREZ la Frontera 5/13/04
JESULIN DE UBRIQUE-oreja
JAVIER CONDE-oreja
JOSE MA. MANZANARES Jr-oreja
6-NUNEZ DE CUVILLO-6
*
652) TENDIDO CERO 2004
GREAT SHOW FROM SPAIN
3/19, thru 4/21
*
651) SEVILLA 4/30/04
MANUEL CABALLERO
EL CID
EL FANDI
6-GAVIRA-6
*
650) ALMERIA 4/4/04 LUIS MIGUEL ENCABO-oreja
ANTONIO FERRERA-oreja, oreja
MANUEL JESUS ‘EL CID’
6-VICTORINO MARTIN-6
*
649) VALENCIA 4/2/04 FESTIVAL
ESPARTACO
JOSELITO
ENRIQUE PONCE
VICENTE BARRERA
MORANTE DE LA PUEBLA
EL JULI
JOSE MARI MANZANARES
7-Novillos-7
*
648) VALENCIA 3/18/04
EL CALIFIA-oreja, oreja
EL JULI– oreja
CESAR JIMENEZ-oreja
6-JANDILLA-6
Another Great fight from Spain
See the best Spain has to offer
*
647) PLAZA MEXICO 3/7/04
GUILLERMO CAPETILLO
JOSE LUIS ANGELINO
ALEJANDRO AMAYA
6-TEOFILO GOMEZ-6
*
646) PLAZA MEXICO 2/29/04
ALFREDO LOMELI
HUMBERTO FLORES-oreja
MARCIAL HERCE
6-LOS EBANOS-6
*
645) PLAZA MEXICO 2/22/04
HUMBERTO FLORES-2 orejas
FEDERICO PIZARRO
ISRAEL TELLEZ-alt.
6-SANTA FE DEL CAMPO-6
*
644) PLAZA MEXICO 2/15/04
MANOLO MEJIA
MARIO DE OLMO
CHRISTIAN ORTEGA-alt
6-SAN MARCOS-6
*
643)PLAZA MEXICO 2/8/04
OCTAVIO SANCHEZ-Rejonado
JERONIMO
IGNACIO GARIBAY
FERMIN SPINOLA-oreja
7-VISTAHERMOSA-7
*
642) PLAZA MEXICO 2/5/04
best Fight this Year
Full House Ponce brings house down– Ortega best ever,
Mendoza unbelievable
6 ears cut, Great crowd
Pablo Mendoza-REJONADOR
“ZOTOLUCO”
ENRIQUE PONCE– 3 orejas
RAFAEL ORTEGA– 3 orejas
8-BERNALDO DE QUIROS-8
*
641) PLAZA MEXICO 2/1/04
GERARDO TRUEBA-Rejonador
MANUEL CABALLERO-oreja
JOSE MA. LUEVANO-orjea
JOSE LUIS ANGELINO
6-LA VENTA DEL REFUGIO-6
*
640) Luis Miguel Dominguin
El Numbro Uno
“Carlos Arruza Story”- 90 min.
*
639) ALICANTE 6/24/03 **
ENRIQUE PONCE-2 orejas
RIVERA ORDONEZ– oreja
JOSE M MANZANARES-rabo
6-DE DANIEL RUIZ-6
*
638) Show f/Acho11/23/03 **
CESAR JIMENEZ-6 toros
*
637) toro program f/Peru
PLZ DE ACHO11/22/03 **
“EL FANDI”
S. CASTELLA
CESAR JIMENEZ
6-R PUGA-6
*
636) toro program f/Peru
PLZ DE ACHO 12/8/02 **
“EL FANDI”-2 orejas
CESAR JIMENEZ-3 orejas
6-J M ROCA REY-6
*
635) PLAZA MEXICO 1/25/04
ZOTOLUCO-2 orejas
RAFAEL ORTEGA-oreja
MANUEL CABALLERO
6-XAJAY-6
*
634) PLAZA MEXICO 1/18/04
JORGE GUTIERREZ
ZOTOLUCO– oreja
ALEJANDRO AMAYA
6-DE SANTIAGO-6
*
633) PLAZA MEXICO 1/11/04
2 orjeas cut
FERMIN SPINOLA-orjea,orjea
ANTONIO BRICIO
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
6-MARCO GARFIAS-6
*
632) PLAZA MEXICO 1/4/04
MANOLO MEJIA
OSCAR SAN ROMAN
LEONARDO BENITEZ– oreja
6-GARFIAS-6
*
631) PLAZA MEXICO 12/28/03
MARIANO RAMOS
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA-oreja
ALBERTO HUERTA-alt
6-RANCHO SECO-6
*
630) GREAT DOCUMENTARY’S
JULIAN LOPEZ “EL JULI”
“EL FENOMENO” 53min
*
629) GREAT DOCUMENTARY’S
JULIAN LOPEZ “EL JULI”
“LOCO POR EL TORO” 55 min
*
628) TENDIDO CERO 2003
Sept 18, & Oct 23
*
627) PLAZA MEXICO 12/21/03
RODRIGO SANTOS-rejonador
ZOTOLUCO-Mexico #1
EL FANDI
ALEJANDRO AMAYA
7-CARRANCO-7
*
626) PLAZA MEXICO 10/19/03
NOVILLADA-Helda fights 1 toro
JESUS LUJAN
JORGE LOPEZ
MARBELLA ROMERO
HELDA TENORIO
6-DE SANTIAGO-6
*
625) PLAZA MEXICO 12/14/03
Mendoza is Great Again
HERMOSA MENDOZA-rej.-2 ears
JOSE LUIS LUEVANO– ear
JAVIER CONDE-ear
JERONIMO
8-BERNALDO DE QUIROS-8
*
624) PLAZA MEXICO 12/7/03
Cano’s farewell fight
FERMIN BOHORQUEZ-rej.
JOSE ORTEGA CANO-ear
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
“ZOTOLUCO”- ear
6-FERNANDO DE LA MORA-6
*
623) PLAZA MEX. 11/30/03
JORGE GUTIERREZ
MANUEL CABALLERO-ear
FABIAN BARBA-alt
6-JOSE M ARTURO HUERTA-6
*
622) ZARAGOZA 10/9/03
FINITO DE CORDOBA
EL FANDI
MATIAS TEJELA
3-DEL PILAR-3
*

621) PLAZA MEX. 11/23/03
RAFAEL ORTEGA-2 ears
EL FANDI-2 ears
JOSE LUIS ANGELINO-1 ear
6-SANTA BARBABA-6
1-MONTE CRISTO-1
*
620) MADRID 11/21/03
DESPEDIDA
JOSE ORTEGA CANO
*
619) A GOOD CORRIDA
PLAZA MEXICO 11/16/03
ZAPATA
ALFREDO GUTIERREZ
JERONIMO-1 ear
6-MONTE CRISTO-6
*

TEMPORADA GRANDE 03-04
618) PLAZA MEXICO 11/9/03
JOSE MARIA LUEVANO
IGNACIO GARIBAY
FERMIN SPINOLA
6-TEOFILO GOMEZ-6
*
617) A GOOD NOVILLADA
PLAZA MEXICO 10/26/03
JORGE BENAVIDES
ORLANDO HUERTA
MAURO LIZARDO
6-SAN FRANCISCO
*
616) ZARAGOZA 10/10/03
MIGUEL ABELLAN
EL CID
FERNANDO ROBLENO
6-VICTORINO MARTIN-6
*
615) LEGANES 10/3/03
JUAN JOSE PADILLA
VICTOR PUERTO
ANTONIO FERRERA
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
614) TENDIDO CERO 2003
Highlights from Spain
Aug. 28, Sep. 4 & 11
*
613) ALBACETE 9/12/03
6 ears cut
REJONADORS
JOAO MOURA
PABLO H. MENDOZA
ANDY CARTAGENA
6-BENITEZ CUBERO-6
*
612 CALATAYUD 8/9/03
JESULIN DE UBRIQUE-3 EARS
RIVERA ORDONEZ-1 EAR
LEANADRO MARCOS-1 EAR
6-NUNEZ DEL CUBILLO-6
*
611) VALLADOLID 8/8/03
JAVIER CONDE– 1 EAR
MIGUEL ABELLAN
MATIAS TEJELA
6-JANDILLA-6
*
610) ALMERIA 8/29/03
PABLO MENDOZA-REJ
ENRIQUE PONCE
FERNANDO ROBLENO
6-PARLADE-6
*
609) TENDIDO CERO 2003
Highlight from Spain
Aug. 10, 17, 25 - 150 min.
*
608) BILBAO 8/21/03
Spain has new star - Jimenez
He’s really something to see
ENRIQUE PONCE
EL JULI
CESAR JIMENEZ-oreja
6-TORREALTA-6
*
607) BILBAO8/20/03—Don’t Miss
3rd. Toro missing– 2 ears cut
MIGUEL ABELLAN
“EL JULI”
ANTONIO BARRERA
5-SAN MARTIN-5
*
606) PT. SANTA MARIA 8/8/03
JESULIN DE UBRIQUE
VICENTE BARRERA
RIVERA ORDONEZ
6-MANOLO GONZALEZ-6
*
604) ROQUETASDE MAR 7/18/03
MORANTE DE PUEBLA
EL JULI
JOSE MARIA MANZANARES,JR
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
605) TENDIDO CERO 2003
JULY 11, 18, 25-Pamplona
*
603) MADRID 6/3/03-2 ears **
great fight
PEPIN LIRIA
JUAN JOSE PADILLA
EL CALIFA-Cornada
6-D. AGUIRROS-6
*
601) BURGOS 4/7/84 **
ANTONETE
PACO OJEDA
JOSE CUBERO “YIYO”
6-TABERNEO-6
*
602) MADRID 5/27/03 **
BEST FIGHT OF YEAR
EL JULI FIGHTS 6 toros
*
600) PAMPLONA 7/7/03
ANTONIO FERRERA
ANTONIO BARRERA
EL FANDI
6-ALCURRCEN-6
*
599) TENDIDO CERO 2003
MAY 27, JUNE 5, 26
*
598) ALBACETE 6/26/03 4 ear
DAMASO GONZALEZ-oreja, EL JULI-oreja
6-LAS RAMBAS-6
*
597) TOLEDO 6/20/03 3EARS
FINITO DE CORDOBA-oreja
ANTONIO FERRERA-2 orejas
LEANDRO MARCOS
6-GARCIGRANDE-6
*
596) MADRID 6/19/03
ENRIQUE PONCE
EL CALIFA
UCEDA LEAL
6-SAMUEL FLORES-6
*
595) TENDIDO CERO 2003
May 8, 15, 22
*
594) TENDIDO CERO 2003
Apr 3, 10, May 1
*
593) VALENCIA 3/18/03
3 EARS CUT, CORNADA
LUIS FRANCISCO ESPLA
ANTONIO FERRERA
DAVID FANDILA “El Fandi”
6-LA DEHESILLA-6
*
592) TENDIDO CERO 2003
MAR. 6, 13, & 20
*
591) TENDIDO CERO
Dec. 4, 2002, Feb 27, 2003
*
590) PLAZA MEXICO 3/16/03
ORJEA DE ORO CORRIDA
RODRIGO SANTOS-rej
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
JORGE GUTIERREZ
ZOTOLUCO
RAFAEL ORTEGA
JOSE MA LUEVANO
IGNACIO GARIBAY
FERMIN SPINOLA
*
589) PLAZA MEXICO 3/9/03
JUAN SALVADOR
ALFREDO GUTIERREZ
LEAPOLDO CASASOLA
6-XAJAY-6
*
588) BILBAO 3/7/03 Novillada
MATIAS TEJELA
IVAN GARCIA
MIGUEL ANGEL PERERA
6-FUENTE YMBRO-6
*
587) PLAZA MEXICO 3/2/03
A Great fight, 6 ears cut & toro goes free
RODRIGO SANTOS-rej.oreja
RAFAEL ORTEGA–2 orejas
IGNACIO GARIBAY-oreja
FERMIN SPINOLA-2 orejas,
rabo, Indulto
7-JAVIER GARIFAS/SANTIAGO-7
*
586) PLAZA MEXICO 2/23/03
OCTAVIO SANCHEZ-Rej.
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
JORGE GUTIERREZ
JOSE MA. LUEVANO
6-IARAL DE PENAS-6
*
585) PLAZA MEXICO 2/16/03
ALFREDO RIOS “El Conde”
CARLOS RONDERO
IGNACIO GARIBAY
6-VACA HERMANOS-6
*
584) PLAZA MEXICO 2/9/03
REAL TORO BRAVOS UNSHAVED
When you see them you will feel the FEAR.
MARIANO RAMOS
EL MILLONAIRO
ALFREDO RIOS “El Conde”
6-SAN MARCOS-6
*
583) “EL JULI” highlights of his
beginning in 1997 in Mexico
*
582) PLAZA MEXICO 2/5/03
6 EARS, GREAT FIGHT
ZOTOLUCO-2 orejas
ENRIQUE PONCE-2 orejas
JOSE MA. LUEVANO-2 orejas
EL JULI
8-REYES HUERTA/T. GOMEZ-8
*
581) PLAZA MEXICO 2/2/03
Silveti is still a great torero
DAVID SILVETI
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
JORGE GUTIERREZ
6-TEOFILO GOMEZ/J. DELGADO
*
580) PLAZA MEXICO 1/26/03
RAFAEL ORTEGA-l ear, cornada
FEDERICO PIZARRO
JOSE MARIA LUEVANO-3 ears
hugh toros, well armed
6-BERNALDO DE QUIROS-6
*
579) PLAZA MEXICO 1/19/03
huge crowd, 2 ears cut
ZOTOLUCO
PACO GONZALES
EL JULI
6-DE SANTIAGO-6
*
578) PLAZA MEXICO 1/12/03
Silveti’s return & a great one
DAVID SILVETI
MANOLO MEJIA
FINITO DE CORDOBA
6-FERNANDO DE LA MORA-6
*
577) MADRID 5/31/02
Eloy’s Farewell fight in Spain
ELOY CAVAZOS
ENRIQUE PONCE
MIGUEL ABELLAN
6-DIRRERENTES GANDERIAS-6
*
576) PLAZA MEXICO 1/5/03
toros from Spain
MANOLO MEJIA
MARCIAL HERCE
ANTONIO CORTES
9-BARRALVA-XAJAY-9
*
575) PLZ. MEXICO 12/21/02
JORGE GUTIERREZ
“JOSELITO”
JUAN SALVADOR
6-SANTA BARBARA-6
*
574) PLZ. MEXICO 12/15/02
HERMOSO MENDOZA-rej
2 EARS, FAREWELL FIGHT OF
FAMOUS HORSE CACANCHO
OSCAR SAN ROMAN
FERMIN SPINDOLA
6-VISTA HERMOSA-6
*
573) PLZ MEXICO 12/8/02
RODRIGO SANTOS-rej
ALFREDO GUTIERREZ-2 oreja
FERMIN SPINDOLA
6-RANCHO SECO-6
*
572) BILBAO 8/23/02* 4 ears
DAVILA MIURA
MIGUEL ABELLAN
EL JULI
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
571) SALAMANCA12/6/92 *
ORTEGA CANO
VICTOR MENDEZ-Cornada
CESAR RINCON
6-SEPULVIDA-6
*
570) MADRID 6/23/92 *
ROBERTO DONINGUEZ
VICTOR MENDEZ-Cornada
MANUEL JIMENEZ
6-SAMUEL FLORES-6
*
569) MADRID 5/30/91 *
ELOY CAVAZOS
ROBERTO DONINGUEZ
JOSELITO
6-ALCURRUCIN-6
*
568) PLAZA MEXICO 12/5/02
FESTIVAL-TAURINO
FERMIN BOHORGUEZ-rej
ELOY CAVAZOS
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
HERMOSO MENDOZA-rej
ZOTOLUCO
ENRIQUE PONCE
*
567) PLAZA MEXICO 12/1/02
“ZOTOLUCO”
RAFAEL ORTEGA
“EL FANDI”-alt.
6-XAJAY-6
*
566) TENDIDO CERO 2002
SPAIN HIGHLIGHTS OF YEAR
10/31, 11/15, 11/21
*
565) PLAZA MEXICO 11/24/02
JORGE GUTIERREZ
ENRIQUE PONCE-2 ears
ALEJANDRO AMAYA-alt
6-TEOFILO GOMEZ-6
*
564) PLAZA MEXICO 11/17/02
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
ANTONIO FERRERA-alt.
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
6-CARRANCO-6
*
563) PLAZA MEXICO 11/10/02
FERMIN BOHORGUEZ-rej
“EL ZOTOLUCO”
MORANTE DE LA PUEBLA
IGNACIO GARIBAY
8-Jose Maria Arturo Huerta-8
*
TEMPORADA GRANDE 2002-03
562) PLAZA MEXICO 11/3/02
Pablo Hermoso Mendoza-rej.
MANOLO MEJIA
FERNANDO OCHOA
6-JAVIER GARFIAS-6
*
561) MADRID 5/23/96 #
JOSELITO
ENRIQUE PONCE
RIVERA ORDONEZ
6-SAMUEL FLORES-6
*
560) TENDIDO CERO 2002
OCT. 3, 13, 24
*
559) DAX 8/17/99 # 11 ears
ENRIQUE PONCE
MORANTE DE PUBELA
MIGUEL ABELLAN
6-SAMUEL FLORES-6
*
558) VALENCIA 10/9/02
JOSE ORTEGA CANO
ANTONIO FERRERA
MANUEL JESUS “El Cid”
5-CARLOS NUNEZ-5
*
557) TENDIDO CERO 2002
SEP 12, 19, 26
*
556) TENDIDO CERO 2002
AUG. 22, 29, SEP 5
*
555) GRANDE FAENAS No. 4
Hermoso Mendoza, 5/19/01
Ortega Cano 5/5/02
Joselito 5/2/01, 5/2/96
Cesar Rincon 5/28/01
Zotoluco 5/6/01
*
554) CALATAYUD 9/9/02
2 EARS FOR ORDONEZ
FINITO DE CORDOBA
RIVERA ORDONEZ
LEANDRO MARCOS
6-SANCHEZ ARJONA-6
*
553) PONTEVEDRA 8/4/02 - 4 EARS
MANUEL CABALLERO
EUGENIO DE MORA
EL JULI
6-ALCURRUCEN-6
*
552)Pt. Santa Maria 7/28/02 - 3 Ears
FINITO DE CORDOBA
VICENTE BARRERA
EL JULI
6-Marques de Domecq-6
*
551) TENDIDO CERO 2002
AUG. 1st, 8th, 15th.
*
550) BILBAO 8/21/02
FERNANDEZ MECA
EUGENIO DE MORA
EL JULI
6-VICTORIANO MARTIN-6
*
548) Puerto de Santa Maria 8/9/02
ORTEGA CANO
RIVERA ORDONEZ DAVILA MIURA
6-CARLOS NUNEZ-6
*
549) PAMPLONA 7/10/02 - 5 EARS
MANUEL CABALLERO
EL JULI
FRANCISCO MARCUS
6-ATANASIO FERNANDEZ
*
547) SORIA 7/14/02 - 5 ears
HERMOSO MENDOZA
REJ EL CORDOBES
EUGENIO DE MORA
6-LOS ESPARTALES-6
*
546) CIUDAD REAL 7/7/02*
7 EARS
MANUEL CABALLERO
VICTOR PUERTO
EL JULI
6-EL TORERO-6
*
545) TENDIDO CERO 2002
July 7, 11, 18, 25, - 3 hrs
*
544) SANTANDER 7/23/02
A GOOD FIGHT, 3 EARS
The Future Toreros
CESAR JIMENEZ
LEANDRO MARCOS
JAVIER VALVERDE
6-CHARRO DE LIEN-6
*
543) ALMEDIA 7/19/02
8 EARS & TAIL
FINITO DE CORDOBA
EL JULI
JESUS DE America
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
542) PAMPLONA 7/12/02
JUAN JOSE PADILLA
ANTONIO FERRERA
EL FANDI
6-DOLORES AGUIRRE
541) PAMPLONA 7/9/02
DAVILA MIURA
MIGUEL ABELLAN
ANTONIO BARRERA
6-SANTIAGO DOMECQ-6
*
540) VITORIA 7/5/02
LUIS FRANCISCO ESPLA
JOSE IGNACIO RAMOS
JUAN JOSE PADILLA
6-Castillejo de Huebra-6
*
539) TENDIDO CERO 2002
May 23, 30, Jan. 6, 13
*
538) BILBAO 6/28/02 Novillada
RAUL CANO
MATIAS TEJELA
SALVADOR VEGA
6-Novillos de GUADAIRA-6
*
537) ALBACETE 6/26/02
MAGNIFICENT TOROS
Puerto has 2 great faenas
LUIS FRANCISCO ESPLA
VICTOR PUERTO
JAVIER VALVERDE
6-SAMUEL FLORES
*
536) BEST FIGHT OF YEAR
MADRID 5/24/02
CURRO VAZQUEZ
ENRIQUE PONCE-3 ears
ANTON CORTES-1 ear
6-JAVIER PEREZ TABEMERO-6
*
535) MADRID 5/21/02
RIVERA ORDONEZ
JOSE TOMAS-2 ears
RAFAEL DE JULIA
6-MARTELILLA-6
*
534) MADRID 5/14/02
VICTOR PUERTO
EL CALIFA
RAFAEL DE JULIA
6-EL VENTORRILLO-6
*
533) MADRID 6/13/02
MANUEL CABALLERO
JOSE TOMAS
MORANTE DE LA PUEBLA
6-NUNEZ DEL CUVILLO-6
*
532) SEVILLA 4/18/02
RIVERA ORDONEZ
EL JULI
RAFAEL DE JULIA
6-JOSE LUIS MARCA-6
*
531) SEVILLA 4/17/02
VICTOR PUERTO
JOSE TOMAS
MIGUEL ABELLAN
6-JUAN PEDRO DOMECQ-6
*
530) SEVILLA 4/15/02
JOSELITO
ENRIQUE PONCE
DAVILA MIURA
6-ARROYO, ARRANZ, OSBORNE
*
529) GRANADA 4/28/02 - 4 ear
FRANCISCO ESPLA
RIVERA ORDONEZ
RAFAEL DE JULIA
*
528) SEVILLA 4/21/02 5 ears
Rejonadors only
JAVIER BUENDIA
LUIS VALDENEBRO
JOAO MOURA
HERMOSO MENDOZA
LUIS DOMECQ
ANDY CARTAGENA
5PALLARES/ 1 BENITEZ
*
527) CORDOBA 2/28/02 6 ears
FINITO DE CORDOBA
Manuel Diaz “EL CORDOBES”
RIVERA ORDONEZ
6-HERMANOS TORNAY-6
*
526) TOLEDO 5/31/02
Manuel Diaz “El Cordobes
RIVERA ORDONEZ “EL CALIFA”
6-MONTOLVA-6
*
524) TENDIDO CERO 2002 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16
525) MADRID 5/27/02
FINITO DE CORDOBA
MORANTE DE LA PUEBLA
ALFONSO ROMERO
6-Puerto de San Lorenzo-6
*
523) TENDIDO CERO 2002
4/4, 4/11, 4/18
*
522) SEVILLA 4/16/02
Good fight, toros aggresive
ORTEGA CANO-tossing
ENRIQUE PONCE-cornada
MANUEL CABALLERO-ear
6-PARLADE-6
*
521) SEVILLA 4/11/02
Best fight of the Feria
MANUEL CABALLERO VICTOR PUERTO
DAVILA MIURA
6-TORRESTRELLA-6
*
520) PLAZA MEXICO
2001-02 RESUMEN NO. 2
MANOLO MEJIA
ANTONIO URRUTIA
FERNANDO OCHOA
RAFAEL ORTEGA
*
519 TENDIDO CERO 2002
3/7 3/14/ 3/21 - 3 hrs
*
518)PLAZA MEXICO 2001-02
Resumen Temporada
Pablo Mendoza-rej-4 ears
ZOTOLUCO-3 ears
EL JULI– 4 ears, tail
ENRIQUE PONCE-2 ears
IGNACIO GARIBAY-2 ears
*
517) PLAZA MEXICO 3/3/02
ANTONIO URRUTIA
RAFAEL ORTEGA
PEPIN LIRIA
6-BARRALVA-6
*First time ever toros from SPAIN
Fought in Mexico. The toros are
huge and tuff, well armed.
I enjoyed these corridas very much. 3 ears
*
516) PLAZA MEXICO 2/24/02
FEDERICO PIZARRO
FERNANDO OCHOA
ALBERTO RAMIREZ
6-XAJAY-6
*
515) PLAZA MEXICO 2/5/02
Best fight ever-5 ears, tail
ZOTOLUCO
ENRIQUE PONCE
EL JULI
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
8-REYES HUERTA/XAJAY-8
*
514) PLAZA MEXICO 2/3/02
3 ears cut
A Great fight, Ponce was great
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
PACO OJEDA
ENRIQUE PONCE
RAFAEL ORTEGA
8-TEOFILO GOMEZ-8
*
513) PLAZA MEXICO 1/27/02
5 ears cut
LUIS CARREDANO-rej “ZOTOLUCO”
“EL JULI”
IGNACIO GARIBAY
7-FERNANDO DE MORA-7
*
512) PLAZA MEXICO 1/13/02
4 ears cut
ANTONIO URRUTIA
ENRIQUE PONCE
“EL JULI”
LEOPOLDO CASASOLA
8-BERNALDO DE QUIROS-8
*
511 PLAZA MEXICO 1/6/02
Martin Gonzalez Porras-rej
MARIANO RAMOS
FEDERICO PIZARRO
JUAN JOSE PADILLA
*
510) PLAZA MEXICO 12/30/01
2 ears cut
ANTONIO URRUTIA
“CHILOLO”
MARI PAZ VEGA
6-SAN JOSE-6
*
509) PLAZA MEXICO 12/23/01
MIGUEL ESPINOSA
ALFREDO GUTIERREZ
ANTONIO BARRERA
6-DE SANTIAGO
*
508) PLAZA MEXICO 12/16/01
7 ears, tail & INDULTO
REJ. Martin Gonzalez PARRAS
ELOY CAVAZOS
JORGE GUTIERREZ
ZOTOLUCO
6-JULIO DELGADO-6
*
507) LIMA 12/2/01
PACO OJEDA
JOSE TOMAS
6-SAN MARTIN-6
*
506) LIMA 11/25/01
PACO OJEDA
RAFAEL GASTANETA
EL JULI
6-FERNANDO DE LA MORA
*
505) LIMA 11/11/01
FINITO DE CORDOBA
JOSE TOMAS
IGNACIO GARIBAY
6-MANOLO MARTINEZ
*
504) GRANDE FAENAS 1960’s
Manuel Benitez “ElCordobes”
Raul Garcia-1/31/65
Manuel Capetillo
Ranchero Aguillar
Juan Silveti
*

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Taurine Glossary
Everything you wanted to know about bullfighting......a guide to
"Corrida de Toro"



abanico - "fan", two-handed cape manoeuvre, usually to bring bull to picador
abono - season ticket for full season or series of bullfights in a feria
acero - "steel", another word for the matador's sword
acometida - swift charge of bull, rapid and violent movement
acoso - spilling young bulls in countyside with blunt lance
adorno - a pose, such as touching bulls horns after series of passes
afarolado - pass where the muleta is passed over man's head as bull charges by
afeitar - "to shave", to illegally shorten bull's horns
aficion - the love of bullfighting, aficionados as a group
aficionado - fan of bullfighting
aficionado practico - a fan who also practices as an amateur torero
aguantar - to remain motionless before unexpected attack of the bull
ajustarse - to fight the bull very close.
alarde - showing off, turning back on bull, touching horns, etc
alegrar - to excite the bull to attack.
alegria - the seeming enjoyment of matador or bull
alguacillo - mounted constable at head of paseillo, also presents trophies
aliar - fighting with the muleta without adornment or artistic intent.
alternando - "alternating", matadors who are appearing on a cartel
alternativa - a ceremony in which a novillero graduates to matador de toros
alto, pase por - high right-handed muleta pass
andanada - upper floor of the gradas, the covered seating part of bullring
anillo - "ring", actual part of arena where bullfight takes place
an~ojo - yearling calf
apartado - separation of bulls prior to the bullfight into individual pens
apoderado - torero's manager
apodo - "nickname", such as "El Cordobes" - "The Cordoban"
apuntillar - the act of administering the puntilla
aragonesa - pass like the gaonera but bull behind man rather than to one side
arandela - metal ring on shaft of pica which stops it penetrating too far
arena - "sand", another term for bullring
areneros - men who smooth sand over prior to release of bull
armadura - "armour", the bull's horns
armamento - "armament", the bull's horns
arpon - "harpoon", the barb of metal on a banderilla
arranada - the attack of the bull
arrastre - the mules removing the dead bull from the ring
arrimarse - matador fighting with great courage and truly doing his best
arroba - about 25 pounds, an old method of estimating a bull's weight
arrucina - pass invented by Arruza, muleta held in right hand behind legs
asesor - technical advisor to the president of the bullring
asta - horn
astifino - thin, pointed horns
astigordo - thick horns
astillado - splintered horns
atravesada - sword thrust which enters at an angle
atropellado - trampled
aviso - warning given to the matador that he is taking too much time
ayudado - "helped", pass where muleta is helped with the sword in other hand
azabache - shiny or velvety black
azteca - adjective term used to denote Mexican
bajo, pase por - low pass designed to keep bull's head down
bajonazo - a safe, unfair sword thrust low in bull's neck
banderilla - 75cm darts with vari-colored paper and a barbed harpoon
banderillas negras - (black banderillas) used when bull does not charge horse
banderillero - matador's assistant who places the banderillas
barrenar - when picador "drills" or twists pica to deepen wound
barrera - fence encircling the bull ring, also first row of seats
becerrada - calf fight
becerrista - calf-fighter, pre-novillero
becerro - calf up to three years
bizco - "cross-eyed", one horn higher than the other
blando - soft bull
brindis - dedication by the matador of the bull to a person or the crowd
bos taurus ibericus - scientific name for the fighting bull
bota - wineskin
bramar - to bellow, considered cowardly in a bull
bravo - wild
brega, capote de - technical name for the magenta cape
brionesa - cape pass invented by Briones, same as pase de pecho with muleta
brocho - horns curved close together
bronca - strong demonstration of disapproval by the crowd
bruto, en - weight of bull before dressing - see en canal
bufido - snorting bull, again often considered cowardly
burladero - "fooler" wooden shield in front of barrerra opening
burriciego - bull with defective vision, can see distances but not close up
buscar - (to look for) when bull is searching for the man behind the cloth
cabriola - when bull dips horns into sand and flips over
cacho, fuera del, - passing the bull but keeping away from the horns
caida - "fall" of the picador and/or horse
cajon - reinforced crate in which a bull is transported to the bullring
callejon - a narrow passageway between the barrera and the spectators' stands
cambiado - movement in a direction other than the natural one
cambio - "change" of direction of bull's charge/asking for change of a tercio
canal, en - wight of a bull after being dressed by the butchers
capa - "cape", magenta and yellow/blue or reference to bull's coat
capote - same as capa, sometimes called capote de brega
capote de paseo - special dress cape worn by toreros on foot in the paseillo
capea - free-for-all where amateurs are allowed to cape a bull
capilla - "chapel" at bullring where toreros offer prayers before bullfight
cargar la suerte - matador's action/follow-through with bull's line of charge
carpintero - bullring "carpenter" who repairs damage to wooden barrier
cartel - poster advertising bullfight also term describing matador's prestige
Cemsl - to pass the bull very close
casta - the quality of breeding or strain of a bull
castaño - "chestnut" coloured bull
catedral - "cathedral", a very large bull
ceñirse - to pass the bull very close
chaquetilla - jacket of the suit of lights
charlotada - comic bullfight, usually with midgets
chicuelina - pass invented by Chicuelo, cape is pulled in tight against body
chiquero - stall where bull awaits its entrance into the arena
cintas - red cloth wound around matador's sword
citar - to provoke the bull to attack
clavar - to place the banderillas
coger - to catch or to toss
cogida - a tossing
cojo - lame
cola - another word for bull's tail, also queue of people for tickets
coleta - torero's pigtail, nowadays artificial
concurso - "competition" bullfight between ganaderias to find the best bull
confirmacion - the confirmation of an alternativa in Madrid or Mexico City
contrabarrera - the second row of seats in the bullring
cornada - a goring, a horn wound corniabierto - wide and open horns
corniadelatero - forward-set horns
cornicorto - short horns
corrida - bullfight where bulls are at least four years old
corral - enclosure at bullring where bulls are kept after arriving from ranch
correr la mano - "to run the hand", prolonging a one-handed pass
cortar la coleta - "to cut the pigtail", to retire from bullfighting
cortas - short banderillas
coso - old term for bullring
cruz - the highest part of the bu]l's back or withers.
cuadrar - "to square" the bull's feet ready for the kill
cuadrilla - the matadors's team of three banderilleros and two picadors
cuna - "cradle" between the bull's horns where one is safer when being tossed
cuarteo, al - the commonest method of placing banderillas
cuerno - horn
delanteras - front rows of tendidos and gradas
derechazo - a right-hand pass with the muleta
derribo - knocking over bulls in the wild with a blunt lance
derrote - an upward thrust of the bull's head
desafiar - "to defy", when bull paws the ground and backs up before charging
desarmar - "to disarm", when bull tears the muleta out of the matador's hand
descabellar - method of killing bull by stabbing it in the back of the neck
descabello - straight sword with crosspiece near end of blade
desencajamiento, desencajonada - "uncrating" of the bulls at the bullring
despedida - the farewell performance of a matador
desplante - a pose where the bull is being dared to gore the torero
diestro - another term for matador
director de lidia - the "combat director", the senior matador on a cartel
divisa - rosette of ranch colours on bull when it enters the ring
division de opiniones - "division of opinions" of the crowd to a performance
doctorarse - to take the alternativa, the doctorate of bullfighting
embestida - the bull's charge
embolado - bull's horns padded as in Portugal or knobbed
empresa - the organisation that promotes a bullfight
empresario - the manager of the organisation promoting a bullfight
encastado - a bull that is representaitive of its particular strain of breed
encierro - running of the bulls through the streets as in Pamplona
encuentro, al - bull and man run to meet each other in the act of killing
enfermeria - the bullring infirmary, usually with operating table
entrada - term for a bullfight ticket
entrar a matar - to "enter for the kill"
eral - a two year old bull
espada - "sword", also another term for a matador
espontaneo - amateur who jumps into the ring to cape bull illegally
estatuario - statuesque muleta pass
estocada - the plunging of the estoque sword into the bull.
estoque - curved sword used for killing
estribo - the small step or platform jutting out from the barrera
faena - all the work done with the muleta in the last part of the bullfight
faja - torero's sash
farol - two-handed cape pass where it is flipped over and round man's head
fiesta brava - the "wild feast", another term for the bullfight
fijar - to fix bull's attention or to place it in a spot
firma, pase de la - pass of Granero where muleta is snatched from bull's face
flamear - to shake or wave cape to attract bull's attention
flojo - "weak", a bull without much power
forcado - member of a Portuguese team which wrestle with bull
fracaso - calamity or failure, used to refer to a flop performance
franela - "flannel", another name for the muleta
frente por detras, de - pass where cape is brought forward from behind back
fundon - large leather case containing matador's swords and muleta sticks
ganaderia - bull breeding ranch
ganadero - the owner of a bull breeding ranch
gaonera - pass where cape is held to one side behind matador's back
garrocha - blunt lance used on ranches
garrocha, salto de - seldom used stunt where torero pole vaults over the bull
gitano - "gypsy" torero
golpe - a blow or knock received by a torero
gradas - covered seats in upper part of bullring
grave - grave or serious wound
herida - injury
hierro - the brand given to a bull to designate its ranch
hombreras - the epaulets on a matador's jacket
hora de verdad - "the moment of truth", when entering for the kill
huido - a bull with little desire to fight, especially against picador
igualar - to place bull in best position for the kill
indulto - "pardon" granted to a bull for exceptional bravery
ingle - groin, common place for horn wounds
kikiriki - muleta swirled in front of bull's face in a figure of eight
lance - any cape pass, but generally a veronica
larga - a pass where the cape is gathered in one hand and then thrown out
larga cambiada - a cape pass usually done while kneeling
lidia - "combat", everything done with the bull from start to finish
llamar - to call the bull to charge
llenazo - a full bullring, a complete sell-out
maestro - used to describe an experienced matador
mandar - to dominate the bull
mano a mano - "hand to hand", two matadors perform, competing with each other
manoletina - muleta is held behind one's back and lifted over bull's head
manso - a bull which refuses to fight to some degree
mariposa - "butterfly", a spectacular pass with cape held behind one's back
matador de toros - "killer of bulls"
mayoral - ranch foreman who usually accompanies the bulls to the ring
media estocada - when the sword enters the bull with only half the blade
media veronica - pass where the cape is gathered up on the hip, ending series
querencia - area of the ring chosen by the bull where it feels secure
medios, los - the centre part of the ring
metisaca - where the sword is thrust into the bull and pulled out again
mirando al publico - cape or muleta pass performed while looking at the crowd
molinete - muleta pass where matador spins round after the horns have passed
mona - picador's leg armour
monsabios - costumed ring servants who assist picadors and drag out dead bull
montera - hat worn by matadors and banderilleros
morillo - hump of muscle on top of bull's neck
mozo de espadas - matador's sword-handler
muerte, pase de la - "pass of death", matador stands motionless, muleta high
muleta - red flannel cloth with stick inserted, used during faena
muletazo - a muleta pass
mulillas - team of mules used to drag dead bull from the ring
natural - usually refers to left-handed muleta pass without sword being used
novillada - a bullfight where the bulls are only three years old
novillero - an apprentice matador who has not received the alternativa
novillo - a three year old bull fought in novilladas
ojo de perdiz - "partridge-eyed", a bull with rings around its eyes
ole - bravo !
oreja - bull's ear
padrino - "godfather", matador who gives the alternativa to a novillero
palco - a box in the bullring similar to one in a theatre with several seats
paletazo - a blow struck with the flat of the horn
palos - "sticks", another word for banderillas
palmas - "palms" of hands, hand claps
panuelo - "handkerchief" used to petition trophies and by President to signal
parar - "to stop", to stand motionless as bull charges by
parte facultivo - medical bulletin on the condition of an injured torero
pase - a cape or muleta pass
paseillo - when the toreros parade into the ring at start of the bullfight
paseo - as paseillo
pasodble - style of music played by bullring bands
pata - bull's hoof no longer awarded as a trophy
patio de caballos - horse yard at the bullring
pecho, pase de - "chest pass", muleta at chest height as bull passes
pendulo - "pendulum" pass, muleta held behind back and moved back and forth
peon - another word for banderillero
peon de confianza - the senior member of a matador's team
percance - an accident or mishap
perfilarse - "to profile", to position oneself for the kill
perpendicular - a sword thrust which penetrates at a near 90 degree angle
peso - the weight of the bull
peto - mattress-like protection worn since 1928 by picador's horse
pica - picador's lance
picar - to wound the bull with the lance
picador - lancer whose job it is to weaken bull's neck muscles
pinchazo - "prick", an unsuccessful sword thrust
piton - the point of a bulls horn
pitos - whistles, signifies a crowd's displeasure
plaza de toros - the bullring plaza
partida - bullring divided in half with different fights in each half
poder a poder - style of placing banderillas, meeting bull almost head on
presidente - controller of the bullfight, usually a town official
pundonor - point of honour, depth of feeling of a matador
puntazo - a light horn puncture wound or scratch
puntilla - small dagger used by banderilleros to kill a downed bull
puntillero - the banderillero who uses the puntilla
puya - the point of a picador's lance
puyazo - the wound given by the puya
quiebro, al - "on the dodge" style of placing banderillas at last moment
quite - pass to turn attention of bull or passes following a pic
rabo - bull's tail
raya - chalk lines around the ring
recibiendo - "receiving", bull's charge is provoked when killing
recorte - any pass where the bull is turned so sharply it comes to a stop
redondel - "circle", another word for the arena
redondo, en - to pass the bull all around in a circle
reglamento - official "rule" of bullfighting set by government
rejon de castigo - lance used by rejoneador, top breaks off after placing
rejon de muerte - lance used by rejoneador for the kill
rejoneador - one who fights the bull from horseback, Portuguese-style
rejoneo - a bullfight where the bull is fought from horseback
remate - a finishing pass to a series of passes
res - animal, beast
revolera - a swirling remate pass with the cape
revendadores - ticket touts or scalpers
revista - a review or a review magazine
rodillas, de - a pass done while kneeling
ruedo - the ring
salida - entrance of bull into the ring or exit of bull from a pass
salida en hombros - leaving the bullring on the shoulders of the crowd
saltillo - when the bull jumps out of the ring
semental - bull used for stud
sen~al - ear-mark given to bull to distinguish its ranch
sentado - "seated", pass given or banderillas placed while seated in a chair
sentido - "sensed", the way the bull learns quickly during the fight
serio - "serious", a bull witha stern face and good set of horns
serpentina - "serpentine", a swirling cape pass
sesgo, al - entering bull's terrrain to place banderillas
sin verguenza - "without shame", describes a cynical performance by a matador
sitio - "place", emplacement of bull
sobrero - substitute bull after a bull is rejected
sobresaliente - substitute matador in case one retires injured
sol - "sun", the sunny less expensive side of the arena
sombra - "shade", the shaded more expensive side of the arena
sorteo - the drawing of lots to choose bulls by matadors' representatives
soso - "dull", the perfomance of either bull or matador
suave - "smooth", an ideal bull that charges clean amd straight
subalterno - a member of a matador's team
suerte - refers to either "luck" or an act of the bullfight
suerte contraria - exiting from the kill towards the middle of the ring
suerte natural - exiting from the kill nearer towards the fence
tablas - "boards", the outer rim of the ring
taleguilla - torero's trousers
tanda - a set or series of passes
tantear - "to test", the first passes of a faena to see how the bull charges
taurino - pertaining to bullfighting
tauromaquia - the science of bullfighting
telefono - a pose where the matador rest his elbow on the bull's forehead
temeroso - a timid bull unwilling to charge
templar - "to moderate", to move the cape or muleta very slowly/smoothly
temple - usimg smoothness and rhythm
temporada - the bullfighting season (March to October in Spain)
tendidos - section of seats directly behind the barrera/contrabarrera seats
tentadero - the testing of calves for bravery (also tienta)
tercio - "a third", the divisions of the arena or the three acts of the fight
terreno - "terrain", both of the bull and the man
testigo - the matador who acts as a witness at an alternativa
testuz - bull's forehead
tiempo, a un - matador and bull move forward at same time during the kill
tienta - the testing of calves (also tentadero)
tope - wooden shaft at base of puya, wrapped in cord
toreador - archaic name for torero, not used these days
torear - to bullfight
toreo - art/style of bullfighting
toreo de salon - "bullfighting in the living room", practising with no bull
torero - a generic term for bullfighter
toril - the place from where the bull comes into the ring
toro - the bull, Bos Taurus Ibericus
toros, los - Spanish term for bullfight or bullfighting
traje de luces - "suit of lights", the costume of the torero
trapio - the general physical aspect of the bull, how smart looking it is
trasera - "rear", a sword thrust too far back in the bull
trastos - "tools", the implements for killing, the muleta and sword
tremendismo - almost foolhardy brave style which gets the spectators excited
tremendista - a matador or novillero who uses tremendismo
trincherazo - right-handed muleta pass trofeo - "trophy" such as the ears or tail of the bull
trotar - to trot tuerto - "one-eyed", a bull with defective vision
tumbo - a fall taken by a picador
utrero - a bull between two and three years old
vaca - cow
valiente - "valiant", very brave
vaquero - herdsman
vara - picador's lance
varetazo - a blow with horn but not a wound
veronica - the fundamental two-handed cape pass named after St.Veronica
viento - "wind", the torero's worst enemy after the bull
volapie - "flying feet", man runs toward the bull with sword to kill it
volcandose - throwing oneself over the horns to kill the bull
voltereta - when the bull tosses a torero through the air
vuelta - a lap of the ring by the matador or dead bull
zapatillas - torero's shoes





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