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If judges would just stick to magnifying glasses and, when in doubt, announce a dead-heat, it would be a better (punting) world.
Jennie Prest, spokeswoman for race sponsors William Hill, said: "Few people at the stadium last night could ever remember a dead-heat in a top flight race and we had to dig out the record books to look up the last time this happened, more than 20-years ago.
Standing by his decision from the evidence available to him, Smith said his RaceTech photofinish operator was backing him over deciding on the dead-heat and was forwarding the photographic evidence used on the course to the BHA.
In a race that will be remembered for years to come, punters were left agonising for some 15 minutes until a dead-heat --the first in the 20 years of the Breeders' Cup --was confirmed.
Judge Dave Smith, renowned for his quick decisions on close finishes, took less than a minute to call the dead-heat between evens favourite Extra Noble and 16-1 outsider Fire Fighting after the two-year-old 7f maiden.
Butler was not present to see Pulau Penang, but Green Casket's trainer Jeremy Glover could not believe what he saw, and he added: "In 17 years training I have never had a horse in a dead-heat and now I have had two in a fortnight.
Boldly Goes' trainer Chris Fairhurst, registering his first win at York, said: "I'll certainly settle for a dead-heat - I thought we were beaten.
FIRST up it's only right to congratulate GBGB press officer James McCreadie for the outstanding coverage he achieved for last week's triple dead-heat at Wimbledon with many newspapers carrying the photo-finish picture and Radio 5 Live's important evening Drive programme including an interview with Don RM Gary Matthews.
The odds of a triple dead-heat in a greyhound race have been calculated at a million to one, though you'd get only a 333,000-to-one pay-out - deadheat rules apply, you see.
The judge could not separate the pair and a dead-heat was announced, although the klaxon signalling a stewards' enquiry soon followed.
Murtagh was not to be denied and he got a last gasp response from the 13-8 favourite to snatch a dead-heat which took almost 15 minutes to call.
The unusual half-points on the scorecard came from a dead-heat for third place in heat five between the Bears' Richard Juul and the Potters' Paul Clews.