triple dead heat

Crowded Winner’s Circle: Rare Triple Dead Heat For Victory Recorded At Hawthorne

On a snowy Sunday evening at Hawthorne Race Course, one of the rarest events in racing occurred as a triple dead heat for victory took place. In the tenth race on the card, Picky Picky Valor, Keep the Cash, and Skyway Jaylo all hit the wire together in the Open trot. The oddity was actually […]

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Shock And Awe At Hollywood Park: December 7, 1997

The date of December 7 is my signpost for both of two powerful psychological responses to witnessed events. Shock and awe are two of the few emotions that immerse us in the present moment while remolding our sense of time. Seventy-six years ago was the occasion that President Franklin Roosevelt would immortalize as the date […]

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Evangeline Trio Hit Wire First in Rare Triple Dead Heat

For the first time in the almost half-century of thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs, a triple dead heat for the win was recorded when three horses hit the wire together in tonight’s fifth race. The three-way tie for first is so rare in thoroughbred horse racing that only a half-dozen have occurred since 1990, the […]

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Triple Dead-Heat Behind Boat Trip in Turf Express

A return to Betfair Hollywood Park proved the tonic for Boat Trip, a last-to-first winner of the $99,998 Hollywood Turf Express Sunday. Some five weeks removed from a 12th-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, the 4-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday took full advantage of a three-pronged pace duel to win for the fourth […]

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TDH photo essay: A visit to Kinghaven Farms

Keith McCalmont of Triple Dead Heat offers up a photo essay of his recent visit on a wintery day to Kinghaven Farms, where he saw multiple graded stakes winner Rahy’s Attorney, Grade 3 Eclipse Stakes champ and Sovereign Award finalist Fifty Proof, who is recovering from a suspensory injury. McCalmont also visited a personal favorite, […]

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Triple Dead Heat: Trainer Paul Attard quietly having an excellent year

Woodbine-based trainer Paul Attard, whose double-stakes winner Anne’s Beauty takes on Queen’s Plate winner Inglorious in today’s Selene Stakes, talks at length with Keith McCalmont about his life as a trainer. Modest and soft-spoken, the son of Hall of Fame horseman Sid Attard is winning at a 27% clip with 15 wins from 56 starts […]

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Photo essay: Stars shine at Queen’s Plate post position draw

Canadian blogger Keith McCalmont of Triple Dead Heat presents a photo essay of Thursday’s post position draw for the 152nd Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Toronto Blue Jay’s GM Alex Anthopoulos was on hand, as was Anil Kapoor, who is best know for his role in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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