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What Is a Furlong and Why Is It Used in Horse Racing? 1 Reason

Horse racing has some unique terms, but the one I get asked to explain the most is furlong. The questions are usually, what is a furlong, and why is it used in horse racing? So I thought it would be a good idea to provide an answer here. A furlong is a standard unit of …

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Why Are Horses Measured in Hands? Tradition or More to it?

When describing the height of horses, everyone always uses hands as the standard measurement. This unique way of measuring horses made me curious about why it’s used and where it came from, so I did some research to find out. Horses are measured in hands because they didn’t have standard measuring tools in ancient societies, …

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