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Circuit lengths are Half-Mile in America, five furlongs/1000 meters (predominant in Scandinavia and much of Europe) and mile, though the famous 'Grande piste' at Vincennes in Paris is 2000 meters. Racing 'one wide' outside another horse means covering an extra 63 feet (almost 6 lengths) per mile on a half mile track and 47 feet on a five-eights one.
ALSO SEE: INTER DOMINION, MOBILE START

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