The Monumental of Madrid hosted this weekend the presentation of the posters of San Isidro Fair 2019
The Bullring of Las Ventas celebrated last Friday the great Gala of San Isidro 2019 where the posters of the most important fair in the world were presented. A total of 34 afternoons that will start on May 14 and end on June 16: 26 bullfights, a mixed one, four with horses and three steer-bullfights where will act 48 bullfighters, 14 horse-bullfighters and nine young bullfighters.
The last-minute surprise was the incorporation of El Juli into the posters, initially out of Madrid bullfights, who finally will occupy the place left by Enrique Ponce, seriously injured, the afternoons of May 24 and Beneficencia, June 12.
Ten bullfighters will have the honor and responsibility of making the ‘paseíllo’ three times: Roca Rey, Paco Ureña, Sebastián Castella, Antonio Ferrera, Diego Urdiales, Emilio de Justo, Ginés Marín, Octavio Chacón, López Simón and Álvaro Lorenzo. Two afternoons will do it El Juli, Curro Diaz, Fernando Robleño, Javier Cortés, José Garrido, Juan de Álamo, Luis David, Miguel Angel Perera, Morenito de Aranda, Pablo Aguado, Pepe Moral, Román and the horse-bullfighter Diego Ventura.
39 irons of nine different origin will fight, highlighting the three appointments of Fuente Ymbro and the doubles of Alcurrucén and La Quinta.
The gala was attended by S. M. Juan Carlos I who came accompanied by his daughter, Infanta Elena. The president of the Senate, Pío García Escudero, and the president of the Community of Madrid, Ángel Garrido; as well as different political representatives: Isabel Díaz Ayuso (PP), Santiago Abascal (VOX) or Diego Cruz Torrijos (PSOE). Among others gave speeches the responsible for Plaza 1, Rafael García Garrido and Simón Casas, and was enlivened by different musical performances.
In addition, the Plaza 1 of 2018 prizes were awarded:
- ‘Woman and Bullfighting’ for the Infanta Elena de Borbón.
- ‘Bullfighting career’ to Juan José Padilla.
- ‘Most Relevant Fighting Bull ranch 2018’, awarded to Fuente Ymbro iron.
- ‘Solidarity and bullfighting’, it was for the Asprona association.
- ‘Honorific award’ for Enrique Múgica.
Happy week, bullfighting lovers!