Fighter gored in first bull fight of opening day of Madrid festival

Shocking moment bullfighter is thrown into the air and gored as he fights with his first bull on the opening day of an annual festival in Spain

  • Saul Jimenez Fortes was fighting a bull when it thew him in the air and gored him with its horns in the ring
  • The 28-year-old Matador was goading the animal when he was attacked and dragged along the floor
  • He was taking part in the the first bull fight at the start of the Autumn Fair at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid

This is the moment a Spanish bullfighter was thrown up in the air and gored by a bull he was fighting in the ring.

Saul Jimenez Fortes was goading the beast using a pink and yellow cloak to manoeuvre the animal around the ring.

But as the 28-year-old Matador was was performing, the bull used its horns to throw him in the air in front of shocked spectators.

As Fortes landed on the ground the bull attacked him again as he lay on the floor.

At one point the Matador’s green neck tie was hooked around one of the bulls horns as it savaged him.

He was dragged around the floor as his fellow Toreadors tried to help him.

The bull’s horns were covered in the blood of the Matador and its back was dripping blood after being struck with a lance earlier in the fight by a picador on horseback.

Fortes was taking part in the the first bull fight of the opening day of the Autumn Fair held at the Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid yesterday.

Other bullfighting events took place around Spain yesterday, including Seville and Murcia as part of the festival.

Spanish bullfighter Saul Jimenez Fortes was thrown up in the air and gored as he fights with his first bull during the first day of the Autumn Fair held at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid

Fortes was hooked by his tie onto the bull’s horns as he lay on the ground and was dragged around the dusty floor

The bull fighter was hauled along the ground after being thrown in the air as his fellow Toreadors tried to help

Saul Jimenez Fortes before he was gored by the bull at the Autumn Fair in Madrid yesterday

Novice Spanish bullfighter Juan Silva ‘Juanito’ with blood down his clothes as he executes a pass with a fighting bull from the ranch of Talavante in the Feria de San Miguel in Seville

Angel Jimenez also takes part in his first bullfight from the ranch of Talavante in the Feria de San Miguel in Seville,

Julian Lopez aka ‘El Juli’ fights a bull at Abaran bullring in Murcia on Thursday with three lances in its back

Lopez goads a bull which has four lances in its back as blood drips down its body

Spanish bullfighter Pepin Liria fights a bull during his last day in the bullrings before retiring in Abaran bullring in Murcia during his last fight before retirement 

Spanish bullfighter Francisco De Manuel takes part in his first ever bull fight in Seville 

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