08/23/2002 11:00PM

A dead heat daily double

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NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - A racing rarity occurred at Thistledown Friday when both halves of the late daily double ended in dead heats.

In the seventh race, Rich Shay (No. 7) and Prince Granville (5) finished on even terms. A half-hour later Order Chief (6) and Cider (4) hit the wire together.

As a result of the two dead heats there were four daily double payoffs: The 5-4 combination paid $l3.80, 5-6 returned $4.80, 7-4 paid $45.40, and 7-6 paid $l6.20.