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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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There used to be a lot more dead-heats before photo-finish cameras were invented.
Just an idea, but what about one brave firm taking the bull by the horns and offering a 'Festival Special' next March at Cheltenham involving the subject of dead-heats.
The racing world should do away with dead-heats by installing the technology necessary to recognise even the smallest differential.
THE opening race of Cork's meeting on Monday finished in a dead-heat between Secret Wish and The Gollymocky and it got me thinking about how unfair the whole dead-heat issue is for punters.
THERE have been several dead-heats between stablemates.
DUNCAN and Jukebox Jury are the first horses to dead-heat for an Irish Classic since Diminuendo and Melodist in the Irish Oaks in 1988, writes John Randall.
Edinburgh's Powderhall was the scene of two triple dead-heats in the space of two years in the eighties, with the 'better ' achievement from the grader of the pair being when Ellas Dream, Headland Boy and Gayfield Ebony could not be split having all raced off different marks in a 650m handicap on May 3, 1986.
BIG-RACE RECORDS Most successful horse (3 wins) Tristan (1882 dead-heat, 1883, 1884 dead-heat) Most successful jockey (6 wins) Danny Maher (1901-10), Charlie Elliott (1923-52) Most successful trainer (8 wins) Alec Taylor (1903-25) Most successful owner (6 wins) Aga Khan III (1930-55) Oldest winner (seven-year-old) Bendigo (1887) Shortest SP (1-100) Ormonde (1886) Longest winning SP (33-1) Hurry Harriet (1973) Biggest field 19 (1976, 1983) Smallest field 1 (1911) Dead-heats 1882, 1884, 1933 Not run 1939 Six memorable Champion Stakes 1882 Tristan and Thebais This finish was fought out by three champions, and four-year-olds Tristan (ridden by Fred Archer) and Thebais dead-heated, a neck in front of top three-year-old filly Dutch Oven.
In my opinion, there's only one winner in the special bet category, namely Spain-Villa, and then a triple dead-heat in the combined odds market, namely Spain-Sneijder, Spain-Muller and Spain-Forlan.
Dead-heats for the golf places are commonplace compared to horseracing, which gives us the standard dead-heat terms.
In truth, I'm all in favour of more dead-heats when horses finish so close.
The Sadler's Wells colt dead-heats with Johar in an epic at Santa Anita, pipping the brilliant Falbrav in the process.