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Triple dead heat for show at Northfield Park

January 03, 2018
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The money was spread around at Northfield Park Tuesday night when a triple dead heat for show (third place) in the second race made for three trifecta and six superfecta payoffs.
 
The racing oddity, believed to be a first in Northfield Park history, came about when the No. 2 horse, Ball Don't Lie, tired in deep stretch and was caught on the wire by not only No. 4 Lexington Avenue, but also by No. 6 Admiral Time.
 
Northfield Park's judges studied the photo finish for more than five minutes before declaring the rare triple tie.
 
The winner and runner-up placings were clear as CJ's Real Deal, was three-quarters of a length in front of I Like It Hot, who held a similar margin on the dead-heated trio.
 
The $2 trifecta payoffs were $79.80, $138.40 and $287.80, while the six superfecta payoffs ranged from $11.62 to $118.44, all for a 20-cent wager. (Northfield Park)
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