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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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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.
The official result of the Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe 17 days ago has It's Gino dead-heating with Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune behind the winner and runner-up, Zarkava and Youmzain, and was confirmed yesterday in a meeting of the France Galop stewards.