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20180222 Jim Verner BullfighterLa Gloria, Texas—This weekend, Feb 24 and 25 is a world-class, bloodless bullfight marathon at Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria.

There are some people who would rather fight bulls than play golf. The performance on Saturday, the 24th is one of the days to see celebrities step into the ring. Those who attend this special event will see TV star Juanito Hernandez of “Estrella Mundo,” Mexico City’s top television show; world-class bullfighter Jim Verner, a university professor from Kelly Tipps of Florida State University; USMC Colonel Ed Jeep of Camp Lejune; and Don Reybaldo Torres a law professor from Mexico City.

This will be a testing of five brave blooded cows for breeding. They must pass the test of strength, endurance and bravery with the capes. This has never been done in public, said Santa Maria Bull Ring owner Fred Renk.

“Come out to the Santa Maria Bull Ring to witness this test in entirety,” Renk invites. “Cows are just as intense and aggressive as bulls. This will be an exciting Saturday for bullfight fans,” he said.

Renk extends a special offer to the fans who attended the Feb. 10th bullfight. They will be allowed in free with the tickets they purchased for this special testing event.

Renk adds, then a world-class bullfight is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25 featuring four of the youngest matadors of the Republic of Mexico, all of whom appeared this year in the world's largest bullring – Plaza Monumental De Mexico. Cayetano Delgado, Joselito Saenz, Mariano Sescosse, and Javier Castro will all face big, 1000-lb. bulls from the famous ranch of Colimnar Viejo.

“They will be competing with one another for the Golden Bull trophy. This will be a sensational event that will bring out passes with big bulls like you have never seen before,” Renk said.

All tickets are by reservation only. Call Fred Renk at 956-481-3300 to make your reservation, then pay when you arrive. Free parking. Gates open at 1 p.m. and there will be plenty of great food and entertainment awaiting you. Santa Maria Bull Ring is located at 4877 FM 1017, Santa Elena, Texas 78591. Santa Elena, and La Gloria are one in the same location.

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