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Races (Lengths run)

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(i) Under a mile and a half:

The Newmarket Stakes, 1 mile 2 furlongs.

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (at Leicester), rather less.

The Eclipse Stakes, 1 1/4 mile.

The Kempton Park Stakes, 1 1/4 mile.

The Lancashire Plate (at the September Manchester meeting) is only 7 furlongs.

In 1890 the Duke of Portland won all these five races; Ayrshire won two of them, and Donovan the other three.

(ii) Long distances (between 1 3/4 and 3 miles):—

The Great Northampton Stakes, 1 3/4 mile.

Ascot (Gold Vase), 2 miles.

Ascot (Gold Cup), 2 1/2 miles.

Ascot (Alexander Plate), 3 miles.

The Chester Cup, 2 1/4 miles.

The Great Metropolitan Stakes (in the Epsom Spring Meeting), 2 1/4 miles.

The Hardwicke Stakes, the Goodwood Cup, 2 1/2 miles (in July), and the Doncaster Cup, 2.634 miles (in September), are long races.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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