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497.20 yards per minute is about half as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, it's 0.4510 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 2.220 times that amount.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
Setting a record finish, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes — a 12 furlong race length — in 2:24, for an average speed of 1,100 yards per minute in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
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