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Furlong

A measure of length equal to 220 yards or one-eighth of a mile. It is derived from the approximate length of one plowed furrow on an acre of land. Except in horseracing, it is rarely used today.
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Nine minutes later the Victoria Park side were ahead as Furlong was put clear and the former Southport player finished with deadly accuracy, firing a left-foot shot high into the roof of the net.
However five of the men who bludgeoned Mr Furlong to death have yet to be brought to justice.
However, stall two is less advantageous, and in fact appears to be a problematic draw in races over five furlongs.
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But Nick Johnson QC, defending, questioned Mr Lloyd about the effect of blood flying off a weapon in a "whiplash effect" as it hit Mr Furlong.
In March 2002, Furlong was allegedly behind the wheel of a car that smashed into a wall in Kilcarrig, Co Carlow killing passenger Natalie.
The Last Jump Handicap Steeplechase over three miles two furlongs gets off at 6.
Mrs Furlong said: "It's not got any easier as the years have passed, if anything the agony is worse.
Wide open, as usual: The $100,000-added Baldwin Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course for 3-year-olds usually is a wide-open affair, and this afternoon's 36th edition of the Grade II dash underlines that fact.
Furlong, 26, from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, admitted the charge and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years.
After being held up in the rear he made good headway to hold every chance inside the final furlong but just met one too tough on the day and was beaten a neck into second place by Were Not Stoppin.
THE footballer boyfriend of murdered Irish woman Nicola Furlong last night announced he has left Cork City FC.