04/12/2014 9:11AM

Triple dead heat for win

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.

Just Storage More than 1 year ago
Geez, you people don't have a clue, do you? The "line" has nothing to do with the finish of the race. The "line" is put there only afterward. Do you think this is some marathon foot race for humans where there is an actual rope/band at the finish? Think back to all of the horse races you've ever seen, and notice how none of them have had a "line" there, visible to the naked eye, as the races were in progress. And any fool knows that whether or not 'you' "blow the photo up on your computer"... has exactly zero bearing on the outcome of the race in question or on any other race. What are you people thinking?
Leslie Burke Fernandes More than 1 year ago
and your point is?
Craig Spencer More than 1 year ago
Sad thing is, it might be the only race any of these 3 ever win, and they don't get 60% of the purse.... I bet any one of the owners would take second place money (or third) to have a shot at getting the whole ball of wax at some point.
Tim Stevens More than 1 year ago
I fully agree with Mark D. If you blow up the photo on your computer, the 10 horse does have a nose over the line. Bad call by the judges on this photo I say. The problem is this...even though the photo cannot be changed, you can move the line back and forth until you are ok with the line position. Back in the day, the photo finish guy would do this, send the image down to the judges, print out the actual photo, then they would make the call that way. This is why photos back decades ago took so long before the result would go up! So "buried" is sometimes a correct statement and you can actually change the color of the line. Some tracks use white, this case black, etc. To answer Ken's question, there was a 4 way show dead heat year ago at a greyhound track in Wheeling WV.
Mark D More than 1 year ago
I think the 10's nose is buried in the black line and actually won this photo,
Ken More than 1 year ago
has there ever been a 4 way?
Blake More than 1 year ago
yes, but not in the modern era. Crazy thing is, in stakes races in the uk back in those times when it was deemed a DH, the horses that DH'd would run again, same day to settle the score!!!!!!
Ronald Cohen More than 1 year ago
June 10, 1944, the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack: triple dead heat between Brownie, Bossuet and Wait A Bit, the first triple dead heat in a stakes race.[3] 3 October 1953, the first triple dead heat in harness racing occurred when Patchover, Payne Hall and Penny Maid dead-heated for a win at Freehold Raceway.[4] November 3, 1956, triple dead-heat between Fighting Force, Ark Royal and Pandie Sun in the Hotham Handicap at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia [5] July 3, 1957, the first triple dead-heat for win at Hollywood Park Racetrack involved Joe's Pleasure (George Taniguchi), Challenger Tom (Bill Shoemaker) and Leaful (William Harmatz) [6] November 27, 1957,Flaxey Dream, Great Knight and Navy Song finish in a triple dead heat for win at Roosevelt Raceway in New York. [7] December 27, 1957, At Westport Trotting Club, New Zealand, a triple dead heat was adjudged from the photo finish print. And others........
Tyler Mathis More than 1 year ago
Interesting, thanks. I only knew about the '44 Carter triple.
Jerry B More than 1 year ago
What's amazing is , they were all traveling at different speeds when they hit the wire.....the 10 slow - the 2 picking it up and the 3 flying !
Jerry B More than 1 year ago
I'm a little ticked , I had the 3 at 25to1 and got back only 6-1 , and I thought I won the race. I actually liked the ten as much as the 3 , but luckily took the higher price.
William Fuhrmann More than 1 year ago
too bad you didn't box the exacta. You would have had it twice.
Keith Valentine More than 1 year ago
Very cool...Hey HB...I am pretty sure if I had a Tri box I would have it framed!
HBSanderford More than 1 year ago
I'd frame a photo copy, Keith. :)
Hail No More than 1 year ago
I really like La racing, "ils sont partis" never thought I'd have to learn the words for triple heater :)