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It's about three-fourths as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 288 rods is 0.75789470 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.3194450 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 380 rods. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about seven-tenths as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 288 rods is 0.720 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1.388890 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 400 rods. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 288 rods is 1.480 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 0.6760 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 195 rods. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 288 rods is 1.530 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 0.6540 times that amount.
(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 188 rods in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about two-thirds as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 288 rods is 0.64570 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1.5490 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 446 rods in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 288 rods is 1.6090 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 0.62150 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 179 rods in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1.6666670 times 288 rods.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 480 rods. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 15.0303 rods