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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Races (Lengths run).
 
(i) Under a mile and a half:   1
   The Newmarket Stakes, 1 mile 2 furlongs.   2
   The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (at Leicester), rather less.   3
   The Eclipse Stakes, 1 1/4 mile.   4
   The Kempton Park Stakes, 1 1/4 mile.   5
   The Lancashire Plate (at the September Manchester meeting) is only 7 furlongs.   6
        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):—   7
   The Great Northampton Stakes, 1 3/4 mile.   8
   Ascot (Gold Vase), 2 miles.   9
   Ascot (Gold Cup), 2 1/2 miles.   10
   Ascot (Alexander Plate), 3 miles.   11
   The Chester Cup, 2 1/4 miles.   12
   The Great Metropolitan Stakes (in the Epsom Spring Meeting), 2 1/4 miles.   13
   The Hardwicke Stakes, the Goodwood Cup, 2 1/2 miles (in July), and the Doncaster Cup, 2.634 miles (in September), are long races.   14
 


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