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Ashland Stakes thriller: Dead Heat !

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Room Service and Rosalind dueled to an exciting dead-heat finish in Saturday's $500,000 Central Bank Ashland at Keeneland and earn big points toward the Kentucky Oaks.
   
Both 3-year-old fillies laid back in the Grade 1 stakes race before surging ahead at the top of the stretch to run side-by-side to the wire. At first glance Rosalind appeared to have the inside edge before the outcome was declared even upon photo review.
   
Room Service and Rosalind, with Shaun Bridgmohan and Joel Rosario aboard respectively, ran the 1 1-16 miles in 1:43.38. Room Service paid $6.60, $6.40 and $4.20. Rosalind returned $5, $4.40 and $3.40.
   
The rare ending gave each horse 70 points toward the Oaks on May 2 at Churchill Downs.
   
Thank You Marylou paid $4.80 to show and earned 20 points.

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