2019 July 7. Puerto de San Lorenzo ranches

Los toros de El puerto de San Lorenzo rompen con la previsión y protagonizan un encierro peligrosísimo al que se sumaron los cabestros

The Bulls of El Puerto de San Lorenzo premiered Sanfermin 2019. The July 7 confinement began with a quick time and three rounds, a very strong first course to release the race. The pack was very fast, with a bull bull and three halters opening the pack, and with the rhythm they left several brothers alone behind. There were several abuses with unconscious runners in the course. The section of Telefónica and the alley were the most dangerous, especially for a lot that the halters had to face and a loose bull that gave scares and horns.

One of the horns of the day, with impressive images, is the terrifying scene starring one of El Puerto’s bulls occurred in the Alley. In the images of Carlos Mediavilla we see how the bull starts at the entrance to the bullring and does not give time to two young men to avoid catching. The fact of having two companions on the ground did not favor the options of escaping from the young men involved. The bull has dragged them on the horns a few meters to the wall (the alley is about ten meters and we calculate that it drags 3)

© Carlos Mediavilla
© Carlos Mediavilla
© Carlos Mediavilla
© Carlos Mediavilla

Herd stretched

The pack began stretched and beautiful. As we see in the images of Santo Domingo and the City Council of Natalia Gómez, Mikel Lasa and Miguel Fernández.

© Mikel Lasa
© Natalia Gómez
© Natalia Gómez
© Miguel Fernández
© Miguel Fernández

Danger in the alley

Another of the most dangerous scenes of the return of the enclosures in 2019 was starred by the same animal a few meters before. He defeated violently just before entering the square rising almost a meter above the usual height. The height of the defeat of the animal and the obvious danger of this situation are surprising. José Espartosa and Javier Ibáñez collected the sequence from two different angles. It is surprising how it moves the hindquarters to turn quickly, demonstrating the ability of a bull to move skillfully in any field and raising the value of those who pull it to introduce it into the square.

© Javier Ibañez
© José Espartosa
© Javier Ibañez
© José Espartosa
© Javier Ibáñez
© José Espartosa
© Javier Ibáñez
© José Espartosa
© José Espartosa
© José Espartosa
© José Espartosa

It was curious in the first confinement of 2019 to see two runners fainted at the mercy of the pack after the passage of the first halters. It is not a frequent image in Sanfermin and as we could tell later it was due to the great speed of the head of the pack. In the image of Iosu Pezonaga we see a faded participant at the mercy of a pair of bulls.

© Iosu Pezonaga

The second case that caught our attention is this second young man who disappeared in the middle of the alley and the whole pack and a half confinement passed over him. They are hard images because the runner is exposed and in a very complicated situation to be helped.

© Carlos Mediavilla

When you think the bell-oxen are puppets… And it’s not like that.

One of the unusual images of July 7 was a stacking that occurred after the passage of the last bull and the arrival of the first of the tame ones. People were doing their thing, celebrating, without attending. And then the meteor arrived and almost carried three young men, two runners and a group of people. From the jump to overcome the first three runners, José Espartosa had to move the camera away and the scare was tremendous. Some of the results involved were injured by the blow, but slightly. Good advice for upcoming confinement: everything is bull until the tail.

© José Espartosa