The time trial feat of Colombian Juan de Castilla in 10 hours: bullfighting in France within the morning, miuras in Las Ventas within the afternoon | EUROtoday

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This Sunday, Juan de Castilla faces the best problem of staging two bullfights within the house of ten hours with 700 kilometers of distance between the 2 locations. Vic Fezensac – bullish temple of the French southwest – and Las Ventas -Miura's, neither extra nor much less, in the course of the San Isidro fair- They would be the scenes of the feat of the Colombian matador who was financed by the lamented painter Fernando Botero to return to Spain to satisfy his dream of being a bullfighter.

The journey started early this Saturday, within the gang van together with his supervisor, the retired matador Luis Miguel Encabo: It is important that you just witness a bullfight in Vic so that you just see the character of the plaza, it’s totally different and you could perceive it. They will sleep within the French city the place the festivities are equated to the Sanfermines by the epicenter of the toro as a celebration of life.

At eleven within the morning on Sunday Juan de Castilla will do the parade with Sánchez Vara and Octavio Chacn to struggle bulls from totally different bullfighting ranches. You need to assault the primary bull within the morning, forgetting about these left behind. Go bull by bull. Each sq. deserves the bullfighter's effort, nothing might be left within the pipeline, explains Encabo. There he’ll face a bull from Prieto de la Cal and one other from Pags Mailhan.

Juan de Castilla, who earned his presence in San Isidro With an vital affirmation in September of final yr, he combines his bullfighting coaching with logistical work in a courier firm. Endless days guided by an phantasm that started with the help of Fernando Botero: Once I had accomplished my journey as a bullfighter in Colombia, I requested him for assist by way of a letter and he turned to me – a decade in the past -. It value me the journey to Spain and even saved me dwelling right here for greater than a yr. One of the satisfactions that I’ve left is having given him a bull in our land, in Medellín on the afternoon of my various. I owe every part to him. The artist died final yr. I used to be very sorry as a result of past the monetary contribution for which I may by no means thank him sufficient, he created a really good bond, he explains nostalgically.

The matador feels as dedicated to Vic and as he’s to Madrid. I feel that each locations deserve the most effective of me, I’m going through a key day in my profession. In France they shut contracts with loads of time and in Madrid I had no different choices once they supplied Miura. It's what he has touched and I plan to make the most of it.

As the celebration ends, he’ll go together with his agent and his groom to the Auch airfield to board a small aircraft that may land an hour and a half later in Cuatro Vientos the place a good friend will take them to the Wellington Hotel. There his second group awaits. A bathe, a fast change of lights gown and straight to Las Ventas to struggle with the miurada (together with Rafaelillo and JE Colombo).

An actual feat. He just isn’t the primary in historical past to got down to struggle two bullfights in the identical day, however he’s with two first-class locations in two totally different nations. His mentor has instilled in him the duty to offer his all in each commitments: It is an important problem, each audiences will perceive that it has been well worth the effort. whether it is given a hundred percent. If you preserve that mentality you may at all times climb the profession ladder, right here success just isn’t about being carried out in your shoulders, success is about risking your life on daily basis, says Encabo.