From 1998 on, there have been six perfect games in the majors, including two in 2012. Friday night’s triple dead heat to win was the first in a thoroughbred race since 1997.
Rarely has that old racetrack saying, "Hold all tickets," been as applicable. When the stewards were done examining the finish-line photo, Chessie Slew (25-1), Memories of Trina (8-1) and All in the Art (5-1) all paid to win, at $15, $6.60 and $4.60, respectively. They covered the six furlongs in 1:13.59.
Here’s what the last triple dead heat to win looked like, about 17 years ago at Hollywood Park.