Jump to: navigation, search

Length (horse racing)

A length is a unit of measurement used in horse racing. It refers to the length of a horse from nose to tail, approximately 8 feet,[1] and is used to describe the distance between horses in a race. Horses may be described as winning a fraction of a length, such as half a length, but distances smaller than one quarter length are described as a "neck", a "head", a "short head" or a "nose". These terms are more descriptive than scientific.

References



Share

Premier Equine Classifieds

Subscribe

Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...


The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...


Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...


That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...