Caballero, good start in the “Novillado” of Sanfermines
Gonzalo Caballero from Torrejón de Ardoz, a “novillero” or torero who has not reached the level of matador, was the star in the first bullfight of Sanfermines, cutting two ears- one in his sixth bull and one in his first. Caballero received a puncture wound in his scrotum from this sixth bull.
Three-fourths of the bullring was full. The bulls were El Parralejo. The first young bull showed some promise, but very little force. The second bull, better. The third bull, not much play. The fourth bull, with temperment. the fifth one nothing to write home about. The sixth bull was manageable. The first three bulls were applauded on their way out of the ring at the end of the fight.
Gómez del Pilar: Silence and one ear
Román: An ear and applause
Gonzalo Caballero: Two ears
Gonzalo Caballero cut one ear before he was caught by the bull. The puncture was apparently not serious, but he was taken to the infirmary of the bullring. A short while later, he returned to kill his sixth bull, received an ear and was carried out of Plaza on the shoulders of his fans.