Morante, with six bulls from Prieto de la Cal in El Puerto de Santa María, the event of the year | Culture

Young bull from Prieto de la Cal, fought in 2018 in Calasparra (Murcia).
Young bull from Prieto de la Cal, fought in 2018 in Calasparra (Murcia).

The Sevillian right-hander Morante de la Puebla will lock up on August 7 with six veraguas de Prieto de la Cal in the Plaza de El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), and thus becomes the protagonist of the bullfighting season because it is not usual for a considered bullfighter to agree to advertise with a considered livestock tourists, from which the right-handers who occupy the first places of the ladder move away.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 7 and is part of the summer season of the Cádiz bullring, whose posters were presented yesterday by Carlos Zúñiga, who makes his debut as a businessman in the town. The bullfighting cycle is completed with two more bullfights and a chopped steer, between August 5 and 8, and two celebrations without horses in practical class for local calf bulls.

Prieto de la Cal’s cattle ranch dates from 1945, when the father of the current rancher formed a herd with Veragua cattle, of pure origin from the Vazqueña Caste, and has remained so until today, without any crossing. The Vazqueño origin of this cattle ranch dates from 1737, formed by Gregorio Vázquez; It was acquired 100 years later by King Ferdinand VII, until in the second half of the 19th century it came to the hands of the Duke of Veragua, who made it the most sought-after currency in bullfighting at that time.

The evolution of the bullfighting show and the constant search for the artist bull has cornered the irons tourists, Among them that of Prieto de la Cal, which is kept alive thanks to the romanticism of the family that owns it, forced to deal with their cattle in novilladas, rejoneo shows and trimmers. The breeder Tomás Prieto de la Cal has told on different occasions that the Veraguas bulls (of great trapío and variety of coats) are characterized by a spectacular exit to the ring, by their hardness and bravery in the horses, and their sense in the final third .

All this, the antiquity of the iron, its historical prestige and the current decline of the bull in the face of the preeminence of the bullfighters, gives the feat of Morante de la Puebla the consideration of the event of the year. In addition to the prominence of the Sevillian right-hander, the posters feature bullfighters of the stature of El Juli, Daniel Luque, Juan Ortega, José María Manzanares and Pablo Aguado, who all advertise with very different herds.

The combinations of the posters of the summer season 2021 in El Puerto de Santa María are the following:

Thursday, August 5. Novillada. Tomás Rufo, Manuel Perera and Juan de María (steers from Freixo).

Friday, 6. El Juli, Daniel Luque and Juan Ortega (bulls from Garcigrande).

Saturday, 7. Morante de la Puebla, who will act as the only sword (bulls from Prieto de la Cal).

Sunday, 8. José María Manzanares and Pablo Aguado, hand in hand (bulls by Juan Pedro Domecq).

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