The Sartiglia, which comes from Catalan means sortilla ring, properly corresponds to the race to the ring from the carousel of the oristanese, over the centuries, it has taken the form of a star. The phases of the entire day of celebration in the city have started with the reading of the notice.
Early in the morning, a herald on horseback, preceded by trumpeters and tambourin, in the streets and squares of the historic city center, announces the challenge of the race and invited all the people to assist. Subsequently, at the local establishment, around noon, begins the ceremony of investiture de Componidori, the long ritual through which the Massaieddas, young girls in traditional costume oristanese, led by Massai knows manna, the most experienced of all, make knight chosen to wear the old clothes of capocorsa guarded for centuries by the corporation, turning him into Componidori. A long parade accompanying the procession towards the way of the cathedral, making like the theater for the race to the star.
After a triple crossing of swords done from capocorsa and his second just below the star, officially opened the ride on Componidori, from the beginning of the race to the star. Once the racing procession goes into the street where races are held in pairs and riders compete in daredevil acrobatics. At the end of the race all participants accompany Componidori to the place where the ceremony will take off his clothes, where he concludes the role of capocorsa on Componidori and "return" a rider.