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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.
Malcolm Wallace, the Jockey Club's director of regulations, said: "The panel reduced the penalty because it did not feel 21 days sat comfortably with similar offences, considering connections and punters did not suffer to the same degree because it was a dead-heat rather than the loss of an outright first place.
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.
TRIPLE dead-heats in threeballs are unusual though not rare, but some sort of record was probably created when all three members of the 8.
Dead-heats for the golf places are commonplace compared to horseracing, which gives us the standard dead-heat terms.