Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fernando Dos Santos Book Ready

Fernando Dos Santos in Nogales is finally ready for $15 at

The book covers the appearances of the controversial Portuguese matador de toros who is now a prominent promoter and bull breeder, from 1969 to 1972 in the border town of Nogales, Mexico.  In 7 corridas, all documented in great detail, in this ring, Dos Santos cut we ears, 2 tails, faced a bull that received an indulto giving him symbolic ears, tail and hoof, plus received one very serious goring in the neck.

Other toreros dealt with at length include his alternates, Jesus Sol√≥rzano, Antonio Lomelin, Joel Tellez "El Silverio" and  Mauro Liceaga. Sol√≥rzano and Dos Santos appeared four times together in Nogales.

An interesting history of the Nogales plaza de toros is also offered, with Carlos Arruza, Paco Pallares, Fabian Ruiz, Cordobes, Queretano, Curro Rivera, Chilolin, Chilolo, Carlos Gonzalez, John Fulton, Diego O' Bolger, Luis Briones, Manolo Arruza, Leonardo Manzano, Arturo Ruiz Loredo,  Pepe Luis Vazquez, Jaime Bravo, Armando Soares, Carlos Malaga "El Sol",  Antonio Velazquez, the Armillitas, Julio Garza, Jose Ramon Tirado and others dealt with at length or in passing.

An interesting read about a forgotten era and overlooked bullring.

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