We're Doomed

Triple

13 posts in this topic

I don't think anyone has mentioned the triple dead-heat at Otaki yesterday. A rather unusual occurrence in this day and age. Talk about squeeze the ultimate value out of a stakes race, lots of black type. Just think, back in the bad old days the 1st and 2nd place prices would have been hammered. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the Westport trotting club have the record for the first ever triple winning dead heat in the world, long before my time, but two of the horses were whimpy and knight owl.may have been 1957, but was a world first and the club were rewarded with one thousand pounds,so the story goes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anything prior to digital photo finishes is meaningless IMO

I distinctly remember getting beat a neck on a thing of Winsloe’s, partly owned by Davy Robertson, at dirty old Tapanui one day

The thing that beat me was ridden by Moocher Wright ( he looked like he was having sex with a pit bull in a finish, without lube, and the pit bull wasn’t cooperating ) anyway when we trotted back I said to Ted Winsloe “bad luck”.. he said “don’t worry, it’s sorted”.... and incredibly the judge called a dead heat ... only in Southland when the racing mafia ran the show !!!

I think the horse I rode was named Blend if there are any amateur historians out there 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

poundforpound that race you dead heated for first was the 1975 Tapanui Cup. Moocher Wright was on Willie Knows. Third was Orette ridden by Ellis Winsloe. Both the dead heaters were chestnut stallions. Blend by Pakistan 2 out of Belinda’s Flight and Willie Knows by Whistling Willie out of Hot Dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, gubellini said:

poundforpound that race you dead heated for first was the 1975 Tapanui Cup. Moocher Wright was on Willie Knows. Third was Orette ridden by Ellis Winsloe. Both the dead heaters were chestnut stallions. Blend by Pakistan 2 out of Belinda’s Flight and Willie Knows by Whistling Willie out of Hot Dog.

Thank you....I knew someone would know 

I seem to remember David Ernest Reed used to ride Blend and flog him senseless.....the horse wouldn’t have believed his luck when I got on him and gave him the feather duster treatment 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/30/2019 at 1:04 PM, rdytdy said:

There was a triple dead heat for first at Waverley in the Brewer Memorial Handicap on 9 October 1968.

Monastic, Unsurpassable and Grey Knight. 

Monastic - trained by Don Grubb at Feilding and was in work for “two years” at one time! Unheard of these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now