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963 fathoms is about nine-tenths as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, it's 0.92153110 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.085151 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 1,045 fathoms. 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.
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