04/12/2014 8:11AM

Triple dead heat for win

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Evangeline Downs
All in the Art, Chessie Slew, and Memories of Trina hit the wire together in Friday's fifth race at Evangeline Downs.

OPELOUSAS, La. – Friday night’s fifth race at Evangeline Downs produced a racing rarity when All in the Art, Chessie Slew, and Memories of Trina hit the wire together, resulting in a triple dead heat for the win. Lady Bistineau, the 2-1 favorite, finished a length back in fourth in the six-furlong race for $15,000 maiden-claiming fillies.

There have been only a handful of triple dead heats for the win in North America through the years, with the most recent coming at the now defunct Hollywood Park in 1997. Hollywood Park also produced a triple dead heat for the place in December last year, just prior to its closing. Friday’s three-way dead heat at Evangeline is believed to be the first in the track’s 47-year history.

All in the Art paid $4.60; Chessie Slew $15; and Memories of Trina $6.60.