Superintendent: Ted Lewis
All oxen must be weighed in at the Fair Grounds, North Stonington. Scales will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Saturday. Starting time is 11:00 a.m. sharp.|
There will be four classes, one class 2,400 pounds and under, one class 2,800 pounds and under, one class 3,200 pounds and under, and one class 3,201 pounds and over. There will be eight prizes and eight ribbons for each class plus 1st and 2nd place trophies. There will be a separate class of 2000 pounds and under.
This Ox pull will be run by the rules and regulations of the Connecticut Ox Drivers and Owners Association.
Use of plastic and fiberglass stick is prohibited. No excessive face whipping will be allowed. First violation means loss of hitch. Second violation means automatic disqualification. Decisions of superintendent are final. Health papers will be checked.
|Prizes||Lot 1: 2400 and Under||Lot 2: 2800 and Under||Lot 3: 3200 and Under||Lot 4: 3201 and over|
|1st PLACE PRIZE||$150.00||$150.00||$150.00||$175.00|
|2nd PLACE PRIZE||$ 125.00||$125.00||$125.00||$150.00|
|3rd PLACE PRIZE||$ 100.00||$ 100.00||$ 100.00||$125.00|
|4th PLACE PRIZE||$ 90.00||$ 90.00||$ 90.00||$ 100.00|
|5th PLACE PRIZE||$ 80.00||$ 80.00||$ 80.00||$ 90.00|
|6th PLACE PRIZE||$ 70.00||$ 70.00||$ 70.00||$ 80.00|
|7th PLACE PRIZE||$ 60.00||$ 60.00||$ 60.00||$ 70.00|
|8th PLACE PRIZE||$ 50.00||$ 50.00||$ 50.00||$ 60.00|
|Prizes||2000 pounds and Under (6 foot drag)|
|1st PLACE PRIZE||$70.00|
|2nd PLACE PRIZE||$60.00|
|3rd PLACE PRIZE||$50.00|
|4th PLACE PRIZE||$40.00|
|5th PLACE PRIZE||$30.00|
George W. Miner Memorial Trophy
The George W. Miner Memorial Trophy will be awarded annually to the winning team in the 2800 pound and under class of the Draft Oxen Pull. The trophy is presented by the family of George W. Miner, a lifelong North Stonington resident and long-time Fair Committee member. For more than 30 years, he was an active member of the Fair's Grounds committee and during that time, George built many of the drags used in the pulling contests. A particular fan of the ox pull, he could always be found ringside with his family on Saturday nights during the Fair.
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