It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 1.849250 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 0.540760 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 half as tall as Aconcagua.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 0.534350 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 1.87140 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 1,384.30 rods height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 1,034 rods high ridge.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 1.9465790 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 0.51372180 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 two-fifths as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 0.420 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 2.380 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 1,760 rods above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.000795 rods and shifting it to the northeast by 0.000895 rods each year.
It's about two-fifths as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 739.70 rods is 0.40580 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 2.4640 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 1,829 rods above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about one-third as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 739.70 rods is 0.341230 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 2.93060 times that amount.(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)
The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 2,167.70 rods below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about one-third as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 2.90 times 739.70 rods.(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 2,200 rods. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.