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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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Last time, the last of 11 furlongs found the colt out at the Glorious meeting, after he had won his maiden with style.
Furlong should have been awarded a penalty less than three minutes in and sent in a number of dangerous deliveries into the Royals' box.
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.
Furlong, though, went about his normal game bombing up and down the field.
Furlong and Vunipola are arguably the world's premier props this year, and when the Irishman speaks about his England counterpart he could easily be talking about himself.
Most recently, Furlong has stepped down as chair of Chicago United, the largest Chicago-based organisation focused solely on businesses, addressing diversity in boards of directors, management and supplier relationships and is a member of the Chicago Board of Education.
The victim said Furlong, of Lambourne Road, Walton, swerved in front of him, nearly hitting the kerb with his front nearside wheel, at 9.50pm.
Frank Dillon, prosecuting, said Furlong stopped at traffic lights and Mr Cawsey rode up to his open window and said: "Are you blind or are you an idiot?" The victim said he cycled off, but when the lights changed Furlong sped up behind him, "got extremely close", then "slammed on the brakes".
Furlong said: "You want to be playing in the Premier League and if you're not playing in the Premier League then you want to be playing a Premier League team.
Furlong, originally from Liverpool, was heavily mocked over the mindless graffiti attack where he managed to misspell "Scouse".
AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia has added Alex Furlong, an energy and environmental specialist, to its casualty team.