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onehundredandeighty
10 May 14 13:41
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If a horse wins by a distance,how many lengths does that equate to?
Just been asked it and to be honest i didnt know so got me wondering
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Report mange May 10, 2014 1:48 PM BST
Its more than 12/15 lenths...............could be 10
Report onehundredandeighty May 10, 2014 3:15 PM BST
15.05 at Heham is my perfect example,anyone?
Report onehundredandeighty May 10, 2014 3:16 PM BST
Heham is near Hexham ^ Surprised
Report geoff m May 10, 2014 3:19 PM BST
more than 30 lengths i think.
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 10:26 AM BST
Mange,Geoff,i appreciate your answers gentlemen
Report Applewine May 11, 2014 10:32 AM BST
12 lengths flat, 30 lengths jumps.
Report Wannawin. May 11, 2014 10:41 AM BST
In the 3.05 at Hexham yesterday only 1 finished so there was no distances to give. I think it was said on the TV the other day that they now have to announce the distances in lengths and not just say won by a distance.
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 10:45 AM BST
Cheers chaps
Report nellie1970 May 11, 2014 11:18 AM BST
they give the actual distance for the race race but for betting purposes like on here 12 for flat and 30 for the jumps are the maximum per race.
Report .birkdale May 11, 2014 11:34 AM BST
Don't actually think they use the term "distance" any more.
I think they announce the number of lengths up to 99, anything more is quoted at "99+", and 1 horse finishes (as in the case at Hexham) are given as "finished alone".  Obviously the betting markets are capped at 12 (flat) and 30 (NH)
Report theres only one best tonic May 11, 2014 12:17 PM BST
think there was a 121 length winner at fakenham recently
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 1:37 PM BST
Well this is my poser as asked by someone to me.
Say for instance sake a punter backs overs at a jumps meeting and its for arguments sake 45 lengths then surely if one comes home alone winning by "a Distance" then the bet is in is it not? or as Nellie points out,if its 30m lengths then the bet is still not covered yet toobt ^ says there was a 121 length winner then its simple,but who's right?
Report racingstar May 11, 2014 2:24 PM BST
A "Distance" used to equate to 30 L or more.
Now the distance in lengths is given (by time equation).
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 3:23 PM BST
Where can i find the distance of the 15.05 from Hexham yesterday then as the racing post on the distance part is just blank
Report racingstar May 11, 2014 3:54 PM BST
That would be because the winner finished aloneLaugh
Report Wannawin. May 11, 2014 4:20 PM BST
In the 15.05 at Hexham only one horse finished the race so it was impossible to give a winning distance. Please see post 10.41

This might help. http://www.britishhorseracing.com/resources/raceday-operations/lengths-per-s...
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 4:35 PM BST
I see what you are saying wannawin but as you say it is given in lengths now so if (as yesterday) there is only one finisher then surely there must be a limit ie 99 lengths or 50 lengths etc
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 4:36 PM BST
Racing star....exactly so therefore how far has it won by?
Report racingstar May 11, 2014 4:54 PM BST
Either you are stupid beyond belief or FishingSad
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 5:25 PM BST
Thanks for calling me names.
Right Person A puts a bet on overs on the distance market,as happened yesterday a horse finishes alone.....if no official distance is given then whos to say the bookie refuses to pay out if no official distance is given

Comprende?
Report racingstar May 11, 2014 5:31 PM BST
The minimum distance here can be 30L.
Report onehundredandeighty May 11, 2014 5:35 PM BST
Thats it then

Thankyou
Report racingstar May 11, 2014 5:43 PM BST
You are welcome.
Report onlooker May 11, 2014 6:05 PM BST
Earlier Answers of 12 lengths and 15 lengths - entirely INCorrect.

Never, ever, been as such.

Distances are now given in FULL - from the time -strip of the Photo Finish - as racingstar has stated. ... Just Look at many Results on RacingPost, et al..... measurements of such as 73 lengths, and the like.
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- As racingstar also states ...

A 'Distance' - USED to be - 'by more than 30 lengths'

There, ALSO, used to be a further DESCRIPTION of - 'BAD' ...

'BAD' - equated to more than 50 lengths.
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