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see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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furlong

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(mechanics)
A unit of length, equal to ⅛ mile, 660 feet, or 201.168 meters.

furlong

a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)
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Last time, the last of 11 furlongs found the colt out at the Glorious meeting, after he had won his maiden with style.
His second win came in race three over six furlongs when he and 9-1 outsider Budlitelarry disputed the lead with Jamaican Tyrone Nelson's Apline Luck, before getting clear to hit the wire 1-A1/2 lengths clear.
The feature event, which is the next race, scale order III and IV to be run over five furlongs, has attracted half-a-dozen horses.
The Steps In Concert Handicap was supposed to be run over a mile and a half but will now take place over 10 furlongs.
TRAGIC Nicola Furlong is pictured sharing a tender embrace with her soccer star boyfriend just months before her horrific death.
"I've felt very strongly for a season or two now, I want to get her up to eight furlongs but she's never had the right preparation or the races in front of us," said Moody.
After hitting the front two furlongs out, he pulled almost four lengths clear without being asked for maximum effort.
After hitting the front two furlongs out, he pulled almost four lengths clear of the opposition without being asked for maximum effort.
Kinane's three-timer included the easy success of Brazilian-trained Heart Alone in the Group Three Najah Al Shindagha Sprint over six furlongs on the dirt and Macau raider Happy Pearl's victory in the Shahrazade Trophy over seven furlongs.
A fully drained and cambered three furlongs had to be constructed to complete a full circuit of the course.
Many of the jockeys were convinced that the six-furlong races were actually run over a distance nearer five and a half furlongs.
THE Hungerford Stakes at Newbury again highlighted the need for the Pattern to enable top-class horses to compete at Group 1 level over seven furlongs.