STORIES / Gallery 2: El Zorro, 2005

Watch VideoEl Zorro was the best rodeo horse in Argentine history. His fame grew as he competed in the so-called jineteadas, mostly in the province of Buenos Aires. He would toss riders like rag dolls. In one sad episode, he accidently killed one of them in front of hundreds of spec- tators. His fame grew even more. Zorro died when he was twenty-eight years old. The horse is a legend within gaucho circles and beyond. Omar Passarotti, the horse’s owner, has commemorated Zorro’s life by building him a shrine in his dining room.Cascallares, Buenos Aires Province
El Zorro, 2005

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El Zorro was the best rodeo horse in Argentine history. His fame grew as he competed in the so-called jineteadas, mostly in the province of Buenos Aires. He would toss riders like rag dolls. In one sad episode, he accidently killed one of them in front of hundreds of spec- tators. His fame grew even more. Zorro died when he was twenty-eight years old. The horse is a legend within gaucho circles and beyond. Omar Passarotti, the horse’s owner, has commemorated Zorro’s life by building him a shrine in his dining room. 

Cascallares, Buenos Aires Province