Battle in the bullring
by TP staff
Jul 04, 2011 | 6158 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Turlock Suicide Squad tackle the bull as they take part in the bloodless bullfight marking the end of the Holy Ghost festa celebration in Tracy.  Glenn Moore/Press
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Matadors tested their bravery as they faced off against the bulls in the final event of this year’s Holy Ghost festa of the Tracy IPFES Portuguese society.

The bullfight ring in campo pequeno behind the Portuguese Hall was filled as hundreds came to watch the matadors face the bulls in a bloodless fight.

Cavalerio Alberto Conde fought his bulls from horseback putting the lances into a pad on the bulls' back.

Other matadors took their turn in the ring along with forcados bull grabbers-also dubbed the Suicide Squad-wrestled with the bull inside the ring.

The fights began with opening ceremonies that included the National Anthem of the Untied States and Portugal along with a presentation of the festa queens and the bullfight participants.

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