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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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However, in the event of a tie, Blue Square will make a full payout on the official Fifa winner as well as dead-heating the other runners.
23sec), although the lastnamed had to settle for a share of the spoils after dead-heating with Hovex Boy.
The horseshoe-shaped track closed in September 1964 after more than 200 years staging racing, including one memorable day in 1880 when the Astley Stakes ended in a triple dead-heat, with two horses dead-heating for fourth a short head behind.