Monday, November 14, 2011
Ernesto San Roman "El Queretano"
Queretano received numerous gorings in his long career, butt he worst came in Acapulco in 1972, when a horn caught him in the intestines and stomach. This was the closest he came to dying and he missed several contracts while recovering.
The border towns were especially strong for him. Mexicali, Suarez and Tijuana were places where he did well, but Nogales was the scene of some of his best showings. In November of 1976, he appeared alongside the American, Diego O" Bolger, cutting four ears and a tail for his labor
Other plazas where he triumphed in one form or another include Queretaro, Los Mochis, Chihuahua, San Miguel Allende and Zacatecas.
Upon retirement, he became a manager for a comedy team of midget toreros. Afterward, he assisted several relatives to enter the bullring, most notably his nephew, Oscar San Roman.