The veteran toreros Zotoluco and Payo would undoubtedly be the triunfadores of the annual feria in Teziutlan this month.
Both left on shoulders after spectacular ear cutting faenas.
Zotoluco has continued to prove himself an ageless wonder, scoring triumph after triumph at an age where most matadores have long retired.
Another surprise of the feria was Fermin Rivera, the newest matador of the Rivera bloodline. He showed moments of great determination and uncanny skill for being a newer matador. He did not cut ears, but strove bravely and left an impression on the aficion. There is a desire to see him again.