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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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He was unlucky at Wolverhampton last time, when being hampered in the final furlong, and should find the trip ideal.
Mairs returned in a 5-A1/2 furlong sprint in race six to score with favourite Astartobe, carrying the five-year-old bay mare to a 2-A1/4 length victory over the three-year-olds and upward.
Of the remaining two races, first will go over four-and-half furlong s while the second five furlongs.
Student Nicola and Wexford Youths star Danny Furlong, 22, look so in love at her 21st birthday bash last December.
"My feeling is she needs to run a very strong race over seven furlongs on our flat tracks to be going over there and running six furlongs in the Golden Jubilee and the July Cup."
A half-brother to the classy Group winner Etlaala, he showed plenty of promise in his two races as a juvenile and began the season with a shorthead defeat over seven furlongs at Warwick in April.
A half-brother to the classy Group winner Etlaala, he showed plenty of promise in his two races as a juvenile and began the new season with a short-head defeat over seven furlongs at Warwick in April.
'It will make the whole circuit 15 furlongs, so the Gold Cup start will be at the five-furlong start and the Queen Alexandra will start from the seven-furlong.'
"I brought a seven-furlong horse (Tifosi) here to win over six furlongs and she has run over five.
There are no Group 1 races in either Britain or Ireland over this trip, but seven furlongs is no less a specialist trip than five or six or a mile.
Knowsley's Cllr Dennis Baum, 62, protested outside Furlongs Travel with members of a residents association.
Successful twice over six furlongs at Dundalk back in August, Luisant failed narrowly to Velvet Flicker in a five-furlong listed event at Naas in April and, last time, he stayed on late to fill third spot behind Miss Gorica and Rain delayed in a similar contest on the same track.