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dead heat

a. a race or contest in which two or more participants tie for first place
b. a tie between two or more contestants in any position
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dictates that if, on the official photo-finish print, the judge cannot separate the horses, then the result is a dead heat.
Naughton said: "I thought we were beat and, having seen the print, would certainly have settled for a dead heat.
Falbrav finished a head behind the two, so the race narrowly missed a three-way dead heat.
Her decision not to call a dead heat between Midnight Line and Alignment, first and second in Goodwood's Prestige Stakes in 1997, was also widely questioned.
We think this is a dead heat,'' Villaraigosa consultant Parke Skelton said.
In related news Monday, the first post-primary poll of voters showed Hahn and Villaraigosa in a dead heat at 47 percent each.
A length back, Val Royal got the nod for second as favored Hawksley Hill and Exchange Rate finished in a dead heat for third.
Kerrygold and Res Judicata finished in a dead heat for second, both two lengths behind Timboroa, who returned $20.
The Olympic annals will show Ervin's finish also was fabulous: He ended up in a dead heat with Hall, his training partner this summer in Phoenix, for the gold medal.
NATIONAL newspaper the Daily Mirror recently reported that at London's Wimbledon greyhound track three dogs - Murlens Houdini, Lightening Speed and Tinas Luke - racing in the third heat of the John White Christmas Cracker race crossed the line at the exact same time, causing a triple dead heat.
The dog racing triple dead heat saw the noses of Murlens Houdini, Lightning Speed and Tinas Luke all finish the race within one-hundredth of a second of each other.
Gary Matthews, Wimbledon's racing manager, asserted that after announcing the triple dead heat people cheered up as such a moment has not been witnessed by anyone before.