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The Vaquejada is a recreational activity and competitive, with sports characteristics, practiced in the Northeast region of Brazil and north of Minas Gerais State, in which two cowboys on horseback are chasing the animal (ox) to pair it from the horses and lead to goal (the last two tracks of lime in the track of vaquejada), where the animal must be overthrown.

The disputes are among several pairs, which on horseback chasing the track and trying to overthrow the bull in the appropriate range for the fall, ten feet wide, drawn in the ground of the track with lime. Every cowboy has a function: one is the batter's belt, the other is the overthrower.

The Scout's Belt
Is in charge of directing the bull close to the overthrower at the time of the race of animals and catching the tail of the ox and immediately go to the colleague.

The Overthrower
It is the responsibility of pulling the tail of the ox and dropping it into the appropriate range.

The judge serves as an arbitrator in the dispute between the pairs and should be the top of the range where the ox shall be overthrown. As dusk fell on the track, depending on the site, points are added or not to.

If the ox Chop is within the range appropriate to this end with all four feet into the air, he shouts to the audience: "Valeu Boi" then adds to the double points if not, he says: "Zero Boi", the duo can not score points.

Source: Wikipedia

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