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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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Mr Furlong kept in constant contact with his girlfriend and just hours before her death he tweeted international rap star Nicki Minaj.
Cllr Baum asked Mr Furlong, whose company is based in Kirkby, if he could get it fixed and be reimbursed.
A bitterly disappointing favourite over a mile at Newcastle on his handicap debut, Marmooq bounced back over seven furlongs at Ayr last time, running on in determined fashion to secure a short-head verdict.
A 1,000-metre race becomes five furlongs, 1,400 is seven, 2,000 is ten.
And Breezed Well should defy a mandatory 5lb penalty and an extra two furlongs in the Tote
GEORGE WASHINGTON - Aidan O' Brien's youngster missed the break and had plenty to do at halfway in the five furlong dash at Newmarket, but was making headway when hampered a furlong out
Game Guru was a 16-1 chance when scoring over the same seven furlongs and the gelding used forcing tactics to fine effect.
Dropped back to seven furlongs for the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, Saeed bin Suroor's charge showed improvement to finish a four-length sixth behind Observatory.
The prices looked right given Black Caviar was racing over two furlongs shorter but Frankel comfortably had her measure when sectionals were returned by Turftrax.
He ended last season in superb form, scoring over seven furlongs in Listed company at Epsom in September, before signing off with a comfortable two-length victory in a handicap at Wolverhampton in December.
40 Sporting Index Cross Country Handicap Chase, 3 miles 7 furlongs
TANTE ROSE -- landed the Stanleybet Sprint Cup at Haydock and trainer Roger Charlton said: ``She's got terrific speed, but the Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs at Longchamp will be her target.